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Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8


fishon

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#22
When I tap on the .reg file it ask me which program to use to run it. I am stuck there. Any help would be great. Thanks.
 

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fishon

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#24
Hello Fishon, and welcome to Eight Forums.

No worries. That just means that your .reg file association is set wrong.

To fix this, you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to set .reg file types to open with Registry Editor (regedit.exe). Afterwards, you should be able to run the .reg file to merge it.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/9163-default-programs-associate-file-type-protocol-windows-8-a.html

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
.reg files is set to Registry Editor but is still asking me which program to use to open it. Thanks a lot for the help.
 

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When you right click on the .reg file, do you have a Merge option to click on instead?

If not, then go ahead and click on the Look for another app on this PC link when setting the default program, and select the "C:\Windows\regedit.exe" file.
 
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Ah, ok. Do you have an AV program or download manager that may have changed the file extension?
 

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fishon

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Ah, ok. Do you have an AV program or download manager that may have changed the file extension?
I have only had this pc for about week. I cut the av off and it still downloads it with the - reg instead of .reg. The reason I was wanting to do this when I try to download a file from the net it tells me I do not have permission. When I take ownership of it it downloads with no problem. When I updated to 8.1 I lost the ability to take ownership. It is working great now thanks to you. Thanks again.
 

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I'm happy to hear that it's working for you now. :)
 

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zivshosh

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ok found the way to take ownership. used it on windows folder and I still can't run regedit.exe or control.exe and not even cmd.exe
I get the following message: "the application was unable to start correctly (0x000007b) click ok to close the application"
who's responsible for this error box. how can I circumvent it? Do I move my antivirus or the defender?
please help
 

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thanks for the warning. I didn't think of doing it.
I did take ownership of c:\windows and it didn't help
I still can't run regedit or cmd
 

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Hi, i've tried it.
It shows TakeOwn on the context menu, but it seems not to work.
I got a message sayig that "No mapping between account names and security ID's were done"
Can you help me please :) ?
 

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Hello Lahceneamine, and welcome to Eight Forums.

What's the full path of the file you were trying to take ownership of?
 

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Thank you very much for the welcoming.
Well, any file of any folder :(
It's the same issue :/
 

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Taking ownership works fine in both ways (via context or command prompt)
the issue happens when trying to get permissions (I tried via context and elevated command prompt)
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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No i'm on my personal PC, no domain nor proxy.
But i'm using a Microsoft Account instead of a normal account, can this be the problem ?
Also, i'm gonna post some screens but it's in French, would you mind ?
 

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I think i've figured out the problem :
when it takes ownership it does it for HP-envy/LAHCENE.
and when it tries to set permissions it does it for HP-envy/AMINE.
I'm gonna try a local account and report :)

Edit :
Now with a normal account, when I use the command prompt method it gives me no error, but with the context, it stills do it :/
 
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