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Windows 7: Take Ownership Shortcut

03 Aug 2016   #340
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If this was a system file, then you could try running SFC /SCANNOW to repair the file.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If it's just the icons are messed up, then you could also try rebuilding the icon cache.

Icon Cache - Rebuild


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29 Aug 2016   #341
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

UPDATE:

I have updated the .reg files for the Take Ownership context menu in this tutorial.

The Take Ownership context menu will now no longer be available when you right click on the C: drive, C:\Program Files folder, C:\Program Files (x86) folder, C:\ProgramData folder, C:\Users folder, and C:\Windows folder since taking ownership of these Windows system folders can make Windows unstable.

This was done to prevent taking ownership of these locations by mistake.
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30 Aug 2016   #342
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Shawn,

Thanks for the updated Reg download info.

If we had previously downloaded the earlier version, will the updated version overwrite the earlier version?

For example, do we need to remove the earlier download version before downloading the updated version?
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30 Aug 2016   #343
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Scoop,

No need to remove the old one. The new .reg file only has two new "Applies to" string values that get added to restrict the context menu. Just merging the new .reg file is fine to update.
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30 Aug 2016   #344
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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

No need to remove the old one. The new .reg file only has two new "Applies to" string values that get added to restrict the context menu. Just merging the new .reg file is fine to update.
10-4, thanks
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30 Aug 2016   #345
endeavor

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
UPDATE:

I have updated the .reg files for the Take Ownership context menu in this tutorial.

The Take Ownership context menu will now no longer be available when you right click on the C: drive, C:\Program Files folder, C:\Program Files (x86) folder, C:\ProgramData folder, C:\Users folder, and C:\Windows folder since taking ownership of these Windows system folders can make Windows unstable.

This was done to prevent taking ownership of these locations by mistake.
And is a great idea!
I see you've already added it to Windows 8 AND Windows 10 tutorials already
I assume you are going to do that for your Vista one as well?
Vista: Context Menu - Take Ownership
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30 Aug 2016   #346
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You can use this on Vista as well if you like, but I pretty much haven't been updating anything for Vista anymore since it's so old now.
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30 Aug 2016   #347
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Shawn,

I just downloaded & ran the updated reg file and noticed something changed besides the removal of the 'take ownership' option from my C: drive.

Here's what I did:

Right before downloading & running the updated reg file, I checked a few of my folders, some in 'My Docs', a couple on my Desktop. The 'take ownership' option was there as expected before running the updated reg file download.

After running the updated reg download, the 'take ownership' option isn't present with folders in the right-click menu.

Individual files within folders are ok, the option is still there.

I don't see a need for me to use that option on folders but I thought I'd mention it in case it wasn't known that this changed with the updated reg download.
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30 Aug 2016   #348
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you for letting me know Scoop.

It was the option to exclude the context menu on the "C:\Users" folder. It carried over to the "This PC" and desktop folders as well. I updated the .reg files to remove this option to restore the context menu to them now.

Downloading and merging the updated .reg file will fix it for you.
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31 Aug 2016   #349
Pyprohly

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

A needed preventative, Brink, although don’t you think banning the entire C:\Window hierarchy is a little too much? If I were unable to manipulate permission settings on my own, I would certainly like a tool like this that will permit myself to edit single files in the System32 folder with ease, but at the same time prevent me from doing anything drastically stupid.

As such, I propose the following AppliesTo string.
Code:
"AppliesTo"="NOT (System.ItemPathDisplay:=\"C:\\Users\" OR System.ItemPathDisplay:=\"C:\\ProgramData\" OR System.ItemPathDisplay:=\"C:\\Windows\" OR System.ItemPathDisplay:=\"C:\\Windows\\System32\" OR System.ItemPathDisplay:=\"C:\\Program Files\" OR System.ItemPathDisplay:=\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\")"
It’s similar to the one now except it applies strictly exclusively to those folders and not any of their child items.
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