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Windows 7: Take Ownership Shortcut

03 Dec 2010   #120
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chiumiento View Post
Can I use this to take owner ship of the whole drive C if I want to?
Hello Chiumiento,

WARNING, DO NOT TAKE OWNERSHIP of the C: drive!!

Doing so will mess up Windows 7 severely, and you will most likely end up having to reinstall Windows 7 to fix it.


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03 Dec 2010   #121
Chiumiento

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chiumiento View Post
Can I use this to take owner ship of the whole drive C if I want to?
Hello Chiumiento,

WARNING, DO NOT TAKE OWNERSHIP of the C: drive!!

Doing so will mess up Windows 7 severely, and you will most likely end up having to reinstall Windows 7 to fix it.
I already have taking owner ship. I will go and change it right now. Hey do you think I could ask you a huge favor?
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03 Dec 2010   #122
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sure, I'll see what I may be able to do.
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04 Dec 2010   #123
Chiumiento

 

I put the ownership all back to normal.
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26 Dec 2010   #124
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Is this dangerous at all? I did this already but have since reinstalled 7 because the system was so screwed up. Everyone was telling me not to mess with permissions. Could this have caused any of that or can i still use it?
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26 Dec 2010   #125
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dazco,

It could be if abused. You would want to be carefull of what you took ownership of. For example, you would not want to take ownership of the entire C: drive (Windows 7 drive). Also, if you take ownership of a file and granted your account permission to access it, then anything running while you are logged into your account will also be able to access it as well.
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03 Feb 2011   #126
CHUCKPERKINS

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 
THANKS A MILLION

I can't thank you enough! I've been having trouble with this issue ever since I upgraded to Windows 7, and this shortcut fixed it in a jiffy.
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17 Feb 2011   #127
fiestababy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you very much! This saved a lot of time for me!
One file allows you to take ownership and the other removes the registry.
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26 Mar 2011   #128
Sammy888

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for this great utility. how do you change the ownership back to normal or default?
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26 Mar 2011   #129
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sammy888 View Post
Thanks for this great utility. how do you change the ownership back to normal or default?
Hello Sammy,

Unfortunately, you would have to manually change the ownership back to whatever was set as the owner previously. If you forgot who or what the owner was previously, you can always create a new thread to ask what it was for that file.

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