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Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

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    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
    How to Add "Take Ownership" to Context Menu in Windows 8 and 8.1
    Published by Brink is offline
    01 Oct 2011
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    How to Add "Take Ownership" to Context Menu in Windows 8 and 8.1


    information   Information
    This tutorial will show you how to add Take Ownership to the context menu of all files, folders, and drives for all users in Windows RT, Windows 8, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows 8.1.

    This will allow you to be able to instantly take ownership of a file, folder (and all contents), or drive (and all contents) by changing the owner to the current user and grant the Administrators group full access permission.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

    Note   Note
    Application files (ex: EXE, CMD, MSI) will continue to have Run as administrator instead of Take Ownership in their context menu.


    When you right click or press and hold on a file, folder, or drive, and click/tap on Take Ownership, you may be prompted by UAC for permission to do so first.

    If you are logged in as an administrator, you would click/tap on Yes to approve.

    If you are logged in as a standard user, you would need to enter an administrator's password to approve.


    EXAMPLE: Take Ownership in Context Menu

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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2, 3, or 4 below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Add "Take Ownership" to Context Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the top, middle, or bottom of context menu file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Add_Take_Ownership_to_context_menu.reg

    download

    3. To Add "Take Ownership" with Pause to Context Menu

    Note   Note
    This option pauses the command when you use the "Take Ownership" context menu to be able to see the command results. This can be handy to verify setting ownership and permissions was successful or not.

    Application files (ex: EXE, CMD, MSI) will still have Run as administrator instead of Take Ownership in the context menu when you use this step.


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    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the top, middle, or bottom of context menu file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Add_Take_Ownership_with_Pause_to_context_menu.reg

    download

    4. To Remove "Take Ownership" from Context Menu

    Note   Note
    This is the default setting, and will also restore the default Run as administrator for .exe files.


    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Remove_Take_Ownership_from_context_menu.reg

    download

    5. Save the .reg file to your Desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn



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    Anything different from the win7 reg?

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    Hello Bill,

    Nope, it's the same one exactly.
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    Windows 8


    This worked! My Windows.old is gone! Thank you.
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    You're most welcome mhollan. In addition, you could also use the tutorial below to delete the Windows.old folder.

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8
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    windows 8 pro x64


    Thanks for the information.
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    The program "Take Ownership" worked for me also. Now I have to learn the rest of Windowss 8. sure is different.
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    Windows 8/8.1 Pro


    Thanks for posting here, I found I still needed this with 8!
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    India
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate


    Thanks Brink for the file. I use to get permissions manually which I knew and had done it before. But this reg file will do that work quite easily
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    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    You're welcome. Glad it could it help.
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