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Windows 7: Take Ownership Shortcut

05 Oct 2015   #320

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello ezwin, :)

You might see if you may be able to use the free program Unlocker to delete them.

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14 Nov 2015   #321

Windows 7 Professional X64

I know this a very old topic but I've been fighting this problem for some time now and I'm going give this a try. My question is this, after I apply the Take Ownership to a folder and later want apply the Remove Ownership does the folder and files revert back to the original setting or would I have to do a system restore to do that? Thx for any help with this.
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14 Nov 2015   #322

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi LTH and welcome to SevenForums
As far as I know no
The removal only removes the take ownership from the context menu not from what you have used it on.

So yes you would have to use system restore to undo.
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14 Nov 2015   #323

Windows 7 Professional X64

Thanks ThrashZone for the reply. After reading a little farther I think I might have screwed up. I took ownership of my c:/users/****** folder and from what I reading now I can't reverse this even with a system restore. I hope I'm wrong and this can be reversed and someone can tell me how to do this. My fault though I should have done a little more research before diving in.
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15 Nov 2015   #324

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

This is for personal files/folders mainly not for entire drives unless you're intending on doing a clean install of the os
Brink may know a trick or two :/
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15 Nov 2015   #325

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LTH View Post
After reading a little farther I think I might have screwed up. I took ownership of my c:/users/****** folder and from what I reading now I can't reverse this even with a system restore.
I haven't tested myself, but from what I've read a System Restore will never attempt to undo permission changes.

LTH, is there a particular problem you are facing after running Take Ownership Shortcut on your user profile directory?

The Take Ownership Shortcut, when applied on a directory, will change the owner of that directory, subdirectories and files, and will also add an Administrators ACE to them all.

The files and folders under the directory of which you applied the Take Ownership Shortcut to (C:\Users\MyUser), LTH, typically already have the same permissions and ownership settings that the reg tweak applies anyway, so having run the TO-Shortcut should have pretty much done nothing, and you shouldn't notice any difference since applying it.

Be careful when altering file owners and permissions as there is no easy 'back' button if you happen make a mistake.
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09 Dec 2015   #326

Windows 10 Pro x64

On my Win10 pro x64 1151, the reg entry add Take Ownership at the top of context, as default.
all double clicks would run take ownership. oops. good thing we have the remove reg file

is there a fix?
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10 Dec 2015   #327

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)

This is the Windows Seven Forums.
..anyway, since I got this threads post notice in my email I'll say a few things here.
On Windows 10 for me just installing it whether using the regular or pause version, works just fine, and certainly all double clicks do not run take ownership - it's not even close.

Add to Context Menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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26 Feb 2016   #328

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


I had a need to access the C:\Recovery folder to create a Win 7 System Repair USB stick so I used your Reg download to get ownership from the right-click context menu. Worked great :)

Thanks again for these tutorials.
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26 Feb 2016   #329

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Scoop. I'm glad it could help. :)
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