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Take full Ownership of your computer

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    Take full Ownership of your computer

    I am not sure why, maybe because it is an "off the shelf, W8.1 pre-installed" computer, but as full admin I just do NOT have all permissions and just can not change the permission also in the properties and such.

    It seems I am not alone in that, according to my Google searches.

    But I found a solution, a simple .reg that give you full ownership of any folder or file.

    Now I will never have to see these irritating (non)error messages again.
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    Here is where I found it, with a link to download the .reg file

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

    Thanks, Ron
    Last edited by Brink; 03 May 2015 at 15:35. Reason: updated link

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    So is this issue completely solved? Looks like you did your own math.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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