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Windows 7: Take Ownership Shortcut

31 Aug 2009   #20

Windows 7 Professional (final) x64

Wow, Mr. Grim + Brink, thanks sooo much!!!

I pulled my hair out and tried everything to get access because of those weird problems with one folder, now this helped me immediatly! I'm so grateful! :)

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07 Sep 2009   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate

thanks a lot!!
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12 Sep 2009   #22

Dual Boot Vista & 7

I have a dual boot system with Vista and 7.
The C drive is the vista drive and some storage
7 is installed on Q

Working in 7 one day, for some reason I decided it would be a good idea to 'take control' of the C (Vista) drive so that I could access some files.

Next time I booted to vista though, I now have huge problems with accessing the C drive. I cant install soem apps; I cant change the security or ownership settings because I dont have access to C and I am starting to get very frustrated.

I have tried the take control download and the command line alternative, but both tell me that I don not have access to the C drive

Can anyone please help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2009   #23

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Andy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will need to restore the owner to TrustedInstaller for the Vista partition. You may need to do this from within Windows 7 since you changed the owner in Windows 7 though.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Sep 2009   #24

Dual Boot Vista & 7

Thanks for the suggestion- not tried it out yet - I seem to be busy with work!
May have time tommorrow

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2009   #25

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Ok Andy. Please keep us informed of how it went for you. :)
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17 Sep 2009   #26

windows 7

very nice, thanks a lot!
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06 Oct 2009   #27

Win7 Ultimate x64

Registered just to thank you for this great hack, really needed this to delete an old WIN7 installation since I've tried everything and no luck.
Thanks again!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #28

THIS will removed Windows.old easy way.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seth81 View Post
Registered just to thank you for this great hack, really needed this to delete an old WIN7 installation since I've tried everything and no luck.
Thanks again!
easy way to remove windows.old

Windows.old Folder - Delete

1. my computer
2. right click c:
3. scrowl down to properties
4. disc cleanup
5. clean up system files
6. more options
7. down to system restore and shadow copies.
THIS will removed Windows.old and all othe other unneeded files.
(The Microsoft way.)
8. click cleanup - and away we go....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2009   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate RC 7100

Thanks Shawn
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