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Windows 7: Unable to take ownership of file

03 Nov 2015   #1

Win 7 Pro 64 Bit
Unable to take ownership of file

I am unable to take ownership of a file, it says "Access denied".

I have logged in as Administrator, and used the security -> advanced tab.

Any sure fire way to take ownership of a file?

Other files in the same directory are fine.

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03 Nov 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
What file ?
You can use this with caution
Take Ownership Shortcut
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03 Nov 2015   #3

Win 7 Pro 64 Bit

The take ownership addon doesn't work. I already tried various things such as:

takeown /F “path to folder” /a /r /d y

on an administrator command prompt.

The file is just a 7z file created by another machine and copied over network.

If the global admin can't modify local files, what can I do!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Nov 2015   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Here is how I take ownership and give myself permission, look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information
the end of that post shows how to rename and replace a system file you can ignore that.

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