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Windows 7: Take Ownership Shortcut

28 Dec 2011   #190
50shadow

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
c drive

can i take ownership of the main user folder in the user folder in the c drive because i want to change the name of it because it was the model on display so i want to change the name from the stores name to my name


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28 Dec 2011   #191
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 50shadow View Post
can i take ownership of the main user folder in the user folder in the c drive because i want to change the name of it because it was the model on display so i want to change the name from the stores name to my name
You could just use this tutorial to change the user folder name - User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

I wouldn't advise taking ownership of the full user folder.

Danny
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28 Dec 2011   #192
50shadow

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
c drive

i dont want to change the folder "users" i want to change one of the folders inside it so it no longer says the name of the store. what i want to know is because it is in the c drive will i screw anything up if i take ownership of the folder inside the users folder to change the name
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28 Dec 2011   #193
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 50shadow View Post
i dont want to change the folder "users" i want to change one of the folders inside it so it no longer says the name of the store. what i want to know is because it is in the c drive will i screw anything up if i take ownership of the folder inside the users folder to change the name
It would depend mostly on what uses that folder and whether it would still be recognised after the name change.My advice would be to back up first.

Danny
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28 Dec 2011   #194
50shadow

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
c drive

well it is the administrator user folder
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17 Jan 2012   #195
ttcanada

7 64 bit
 
 
c drive, take ownership

hi,

I downloaded take ownership to open files in my external HD.

when i opened it it said that the c drive was taken ownership over.

i tried to do system restore, cant open it.

HELP what should i do now?

Thanks
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17 Jan 2012   #196
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello TT, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if you may be able to do a system restore at boot instead using a restore point dated before you did this by mistake.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Jan 2012   #197
ttcanada

7 64 bit
 
 
thanks Shawn

I don't think i got a cd with my laptop.

And i cant open up the system restore, nothing happens.

fyi i have 64 bit thinkpad
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17 Jan 2012   #198
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

TT,

Are you able to use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to keep tapping F8 during boot to enter the Advanced Boot Options screen, go into the System Recovery Options screen, and select to do a system restore at boot with?

Advanced Boot Options
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18 Jan 2012   #199
bobtucson

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Clarification Please

I know this is an old thread, but could you tell me what exactly happens re: tutorial, the warning about having to re-install windows. I have used the "take ownership" and now am having trouble with losing my admin privilege. I have been fighting this for awhile now and would like to know if this is the problem.

Hope to hear from you, thanks
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