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Windows 7: Take Ownership Shortcut

29 May 2011   #140
enfield250

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks for the tweak, took a long time to take ownership of 'our desktop' but it has done the trick.


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03 Jun 2011   #141
maddy901

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

I was wondering if there was a way to reverse taking ownership of a file or folder? Thanks.
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03 Jun 2011   #142
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Maddy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, but you would have to manually change the ownership and permissions of the file back to what it was before you took ownership of it with your user account. The tutorials below can help show you how to.

Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

and

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

If you do not know what it was before, then you could post back with the full path of the file, and we'll see what the default setting is on our system to help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Jun 2011   #143
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
endless loop?

can someone tell me what causes the take-ownership routine to go into endless loop?
first time I've seen it... this is on win7 pro, 64-bit.
it succeeded in doing the job, but just kept re-doing it until I finally terminated the app
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05 Jun 2011   #144
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Zapp,

I've never seen that before either. What were your trying to take ownership of?
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05 Jun 2011   #145
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

three drives attached, one old one that will be reformatted and reused.
I'm pulling the useful files off that one, moving them to a usb drive for later reloading.
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Zapp,

I've never seen that before either. What were your trying to take ownership of?
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05 Jun 2011   #146
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

hmm.... looks like my error. it wasn't done.
miscompare on the finqished product.
I retract my question
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05 Jun 2011   #147
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, no problem.
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30 Jul 2011   #148
buythiscomputer

Windows 7 64 bits
 
 
Thank you, but after taking ownership the lock is still here ?

Thank you, but after taking ownership the lock is still here ?

Is it normal ?
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30 Jul 2011   #149
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Buythiscomputer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, the lock is for access permisssions and not for ownership though. Taking ownership of it has no affect on sharing.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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