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Windows 7: Take Ownership Shortcut

04 Nov 2012   #230

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (on laptop)

very handy for editing the host file, thanks !

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2012   #231

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)

Thank you, Brink! I'll head over there and read.

BTW, it looks like I have re-register to post in the 8 Forums? It won't accept my current ID/password.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello spddemun,

We have a separate tutorial for Windows 8 below, but Yes, it works in Windows 8 as well.

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2012   #232

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


Yeah, since it's a separate site it will require a separate registration as well.

Register at Windows 8 Forums
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21 Jan 2013   #233

Ultimate x86 & x64

Works for x64 systems too? Well i just added the .reg then system32 @addOwnership, go to security tab, can't change any permissions, can't add myself, still says access refused just like before i clic on addOwnership... What do i do
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21 Jan 2013   #234

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello goja,

Yep, the "Take Ownership" context menu works in both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Using the link in the yellow Tip box at the bottom of the tutorial, double check to make sure you are the "owner", and then try setting permissions for it.

What are you trying to take ownership of?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2013   #235

Ultimate x86 & x64

As i just told you, i've done that, i'm trying it on system32 (as i wanted to overwrite a file in it) and when i add my account and set full control it says i can't, access denied.

Now i'm quite worried about all that so i'll add a question : After we took ownership, can we remove it? I'm not talking about account authorizisations.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2013   #236

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


I suggested for you to double check that you actually had ownership since you couldn't set permissions. That's usually the cause.

You do not want to take ownership of the System32 folder, so it's a good thing it didn't let you.

Instead, only take ownership and set permissions of the specific file instead.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2013   #237

Ultimate x86 & x64

Double check I had permission, how do I do that? Wanna know. And what shut my other question?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2013   #238

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

For single files, it's not hard to restore the default owner. If you take ownership of the System 32 folder, then forget it. There's no going back unless you created a restore point before doing it.

It's highly recommended to not do this with the System32 folder.

You could use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to manually take ownership and set permissions of the file.

Take Ownership of file
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2013   #239

Ultimate x86 & x64

How dko.i.know if i took ownership or not?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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