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Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8

How to "Take Ownership" of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8 and 8.1


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This will show you how to take ownership of a file, folder, drive, registry key objects to control how access permissions are set on the object and for what users and groups permissions are granted in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps below to take ownership of an item.

warning   Warning
DO NOT take ownership of the Windows 8 C: drive.

Doing so, could result in Windows 8 becoming very unstable.


CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Take Ownership and Permission of an Object from the Context Menu
  • Option Two: Take Ownership of an Object using TAKEOWN Command
  • Option Three: Take Ownership of an Object using ICACLS Command
  • Option Four: To Manually Take Ownership of Object in Advanced Security Settings







OPTION ONE
Take Ownership and Permission of an Object from the Context Menu


NOTE: This option will quickly grant your administrator account ownership of a file, folder (and contents), or drive (and contents), and grant "full control" permission to the administrators group by right clicking on the file, folder, or drive and clicking on Take Ownership.


1. For how, see: How to Add "Take Ownership" to the Context Menu in Windows 8


2. Afterwards, you or members of the administrators group will now be able to grant access permissions for this file, folder, or drive if you like.









OPTION TWO
Take Ownership of an Object using TAKEOWN Command

NOTE: You could also type takeown /? in the elevated command prompt for a complete list of available switches and options that you could use with the takeown command.


1. Open an elevated command prompt, and do step 2, 3, or 4 below depending on what object you would like to take ownership of.


2. To Take Ownership of a File using TAKEOWN Command

A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command you want below, press Enter, and go to step 5 below.
NOTE: Substitute full path of file with file extension with the actual full path of the file with it's file extension that you want to take ownership of within quotes.


(To grant currently logged on user ownership of)

takeown /F "full path of file with file extension"


(To grant administrators group ownership of)

takeown /F "full path of file with file extension" /A


For example:

takeown /F "C:\Windows\file.exe" /A





3. To Take Ownership of All Files with the same File Extension in a Folder or Drive using TAKEOWN Command


A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command you want below, press Enter, and go to step 5 below.
NOTE: Substitute full path of folder or drive with the full path of the folder or drive letter, and substitute file extension with the actual file extention that you want to take ownership of within quotes.


(To grant currently logged on user ownership of)

takeown /F "full path of folder or drive\*.file extension"


(To grant administrators group ownership of)

takeown /F "full path of folder or drive\*.file extension" /A


For example:

takeown /F "C:\Windows\*.txt" /A



4. To Take Ownership of a Folder or Drive using TAKEOWN Command
NOTE: This command will take ownership of the folder or drive, and all files and subfolders in the folder or drive.


A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command you want below, press Enter, and go to step 5 below.
NOTE: Substitute full path of folder or drive with the full path of the folder or drive letter that you want to take ownership of within quotes.


(To grant currently logged on user ownership of)

takeown /F "full path of folder or drive" /R /D Y


(To grant administrators group ownership of)

takeown /F "full path of folder or drive" /A /R /D Y


For example:

takeown /F "F:" /A /R /D Y

takeown /F "F:\Folder" /A /R /D Y




5. When finished, close the elevated command prompt.

6. You or members of the administrators group will now be able to grant access permissions for this file, folder, or drive if you like.





OPTION THREE
Take Ownership of an Object using ICACLS Command

NOTE: You could also type icacls /? in the elevated command prompt for a complete list of availble switches and options that you could use with the icacls command.



1. Open an elevated command prompt, and do step 2, 3, 4, or 5 below depending on what object you would like to take ownership of.


2. To Take Ownership of a File using ICACLS Command

A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command you want below, press Enter, and go to step 6 below.

Note   Note
Substitute full path of file with file extension with the actual full path of the file with it's file extension that you want to take ownership of within quotes.

Note   Note


Substitute user name with the actual user name of the user account you want to set as owner within quotes. For a Microsoft account, you would use the email address as the user name.






(To set any user as owner)

icacls "full path of file with file extension" /setowner "user name" /T /C


(To set administrators group as owner)

icacls "full path of file with file extension" /setowner "Administrators" /T /C


(To set TrustedInstaller as owner)




icacls "full path of file with file extension" /setowner "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller" /T /C


For example:

icacls "C:\Windows\file.exe" /setowner "Administrators" /T /C




3. To Take Ownership of All Files with the same File Extension in a Folder or Drive using ICACLS Command


A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command you want below, press Enter, and go to step 6 below.

Note   Note
Substitute full path of folder or drive with the full path of the folder or drive letter, and substitute file extension with the actual file extension that you want to take ownership of within quotes.

Note   Note


Substitute user name with the actual user name of the user account you want to set as owner within quotes. For a Microsoft account, you would use the email address as the user name.






(To set any user as owner)

icacls "full path of folder or drive\*.file extension" /setowner "user name" /T /C


(To set administrators group as owner)

icacls "full path of folder or drive\*.file extension" /setowner "Administrators" /T /C


(To set TrustedInstaller as owner)



Code:
[B]icacls "[COLOR=red]full path of folder or drive[COLOR=#222222]\*.[/COLOR][COLOR=red]file extension[/COLOR][/COLOR]" /setowner "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller" /T /C[/B]


For example:

icacls "C:\Windows\*.txt" /setowner "Administrators" /T /C



4. To Take Ownership of a Folder or Drive and All Contents using ICACLS Command

A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command you want below, press Enter, and go to step 6 below.

Note   Note
Substitute full path of folder or drive with the full path of the folder or drive letter that you want to take ownership of within quotes.

Note   Note


Substitute user name with the actual user name of the user account you want to set as owner within quotes. For a Microsoft account, you would use the email address as the user name.






(To set any user as owner)

icacls "full path of folder or drive" /setowner "user name" /T /C


(To set administrators group as owner)

icacls "full path of folder or drive" /setowner "Administrators" /T /C


(To set TrustedInstaller as owner)

icacls "full path of folder or drive" /setowner "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller" /T /C


For example:

icacls "C:\Windows\Folder" /setowner "Administrators" /T /C



5. To Take Ownership of Only a Folder or Drive using ICACLS Command

A) In the elevated command prompt, type the command you want below, press Enter, and go to step 6 below.

Note   Note
Substitute full path of folder or drive with the full path of the folder or drive letter that you want to take ownership of within quotes.

Note   Note


Substitute user name with the actual user name of the user account you want to set as owner within quotes. For a Microsoft account, you would use the email address as the user name.






(To set any user as owner)

icacls "full path of folder or drive" /setowner "user name" /C


(To set administrators group as owner)

icacls "full path of folder or drive" /setowner "Administrators" /C


(To set TrustedInstaller as owner)

icacls "full path of folder or drive" /setowner "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller" /C


For example:

icacls "C:\Windows\Folder" /setowner "Administrators" /C



6. When finished, close the elevated command prompt.

7. You or members of the administrators group will now be able to grant access permissions for this file, folder, or drive if you like.





OPTION FOUR
To Manually Take Ownership of Object in Advanced Security Settings


1. Do step 2 or 3 below depending on what object you would like to take ownership of.


2. To Take Ownership of a File, Folder, or Drive in Advanced Properties

A) Right click or press and hold on the file, folder, or drive that you want to grant a user or group ownership of, click/tap on Properties, and go to step 4 below.

OR

B) Select a file, folder, or open a drive that you want to grant a user or group ownership of, click/tap on the Share tab, click/tap on the Advanced security button in the ribbon, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

ribbon.jpg


3. To Take Ownership of a Registry Key in Advanced Properties


A) In the left pane of Registry Editor (regedit), right click or press and hold on the registry key that you want to grant a user or group ownership of, click/tap on Permissions, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

Ownership-1-Registry.jpg




4. Click/tap on the Security tab, and click/tap on the Advanced button. (see screenshots below)

Note   Note
If you see the top screenshot below, then it means that you have access to this item, and can change the owner to any user or group you like.


If you see the bottom screenshot below, then it means that your user account does not have at least Read permission for this item. Basically, no access rights. When you get to step 9 below, you will need to select your user account name to change the owner to.



Ownership-1-File_Folder_Drive.jpg

No_Permission-1.png


5. At the top to the right of the current Owner, click/tap on the Change link. (see screenshot below)

Ownership-2.jpg


6. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.


7. Click/tap on the Advanced button. (see screenshot below)

Note   Note
If you wanted to set the Administrators group as the owner, then type Administrators in the "Enter the object name to select" box, and go to step 10 below instead.


If you wanted to set TrustedInstaller as the owner, then type this below in the "Enter the object name to select" box, and go to step 10 below instead.

NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller



Ownership-3.jpg


8. Click/tap on the Find Now button. (see screenshot below)

Ownership-4.jpg


9. At the bottom under the Name column, select a user (username) or group that you would like to grant ownership to, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: This would normally be your administrator account's name, or the administrators group.

Ownership-5.jpg


10. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

Ownership-6.jpg


11. If this is a folder, drive, or registry key, then you will also have the option to check the Replace owner of subcontainers and objects box to also change the ownership of the folder/drive contents or registry key subkeys as well if you like. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: A file will not have this option available.

Ownership-7.jpg


12. Verify that the new owner is correct, and click/tap on OK to apply. (see screenshot above)


13. If prompted, click/tap on Yes. (see screenshot below)

Ownership-8.jpg


14. You and the owner (set at step 9), will now be able to grant access permissions for this file, folder, drive, or registry key if you like.
NOTE: See OPTION TWO in the link in this step.



That's it,
Shawn



 

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Brink

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Hello Sahil, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I'm not sure what the weird account name is for in your screenshot.

I would recommend to do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before you took ownership of your C: drive to undo it.
 

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sahil

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@Brink, there is not system restore point available..

If there was system restore point I would have restored it without interfering with c-drive ownership but there was no such restore point at that time or at present..

What now? Should I just leave it and use as it is... or change ownership to SYSTEM?

By default who should be the owner of c-drive ?
 

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Sahil,

The problem is all the files and folders on the C: drive that were also taken ownership of when you did this. There's just no practical way to restore their default owners since there is just way to many to do.

Do you happen to have a system image that was created before doing this that you could restore to?

If not, then you may be looking at refreshing Windows 8 to hopefully fix this to avoid having to reset Windows 8.
 

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sahil

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Is there any problem in leaving the laptop in current state? Will it get worse or unstable in coming days when new apps, settings or driver are applied?

I had taken image of both drives with Acronis True Image Home 2013...

Can i use that..? If yes i need to do that with bootable cd and connecting external hdd that has backup file and restore the c-drive.. right?

If not above thing? Refreshing windows 8 will solve the issue of ownership or it may even make worse and crash my os?

My take is if keeping current ownership as it is won't harm in future I don't wanna risk to change anything.. But if it has chance to get worse in future than i can follow step you suggest... Thanks...
 

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sahil

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@Brink, by same issue you mean i will loose access to c-drive at anytime

or

this messages like "you are running IDM with Administrator privileges" etc when i open such applications and no UAC pop ups which i used to get before this issue...

FYI, at present my lappy is running without any problem or error msgs...
 

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Sorry, I meant the "you are running IDM with Administrator privileges" etc when i open such applications and no UAC pop ups which i used to get before this issue..." messages you said you got afterwards.

If you are happy with how it's currently running, then there's no need to do anything. What I suggested above is only to undo what you did if wanted. :)
 

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sahil

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@Brink,

thanx for the reply... how about i just change the owner to SYSTEM from advance properties? or it will damage os?

I found one issue over net where a guy got ownership of c drive and had put lappy under hibernation mode... when he tried to start it again.. it didn't open windows neither didn't it restarted as boot files had changed according to him... can same thing or similar happen due to me being owner of c-drive and not system...? link: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2045634

are u sure that pc refresh will most probably solve this issue.. ?

also if i use acronis recovery.. i need to restore System partition (c-drive) and the System Reserved partition too... ?

sorry for too much queries... hope u can understand.. thanks
 
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Sahil,

No. You do not want to change the owner of C: to SYSTEM. Doing so could lock you out of several files and folders, and possibly mess up Windows.

Refresh may be able to fix it in an attempt to avoid reinstalling Windows.

If a refresh fails to fix it, then you are left to either reset Windows 8, or restore your Acronis image of the Windows 8 partition.
 

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fanwin

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I have a habit of keeping important files in D:\System Volume Information folder as no one goes there in my sytem. After formatting I'm unable to copy anything from that folder to D driver..

Followed everything said in the above post, but still some files appears greyed ....unable to copy them ...but I can access them now, seeing photos and videos..

can you help me, how?
 

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I have a habit of keeping important files in D:\System Volume Information folder as no one goes there in my sytem. After formatting I'm unable to copy anything from that folder to D driver..

Followed everything said in the above post, but still some files appears greyed ....unable to copy them ...but I can access them now, seeing photos and videos..

can you help me, how?

Hello fanwin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Just to double check, after you have taken ownership, did you also set permissions (step 14) to "Allow" your account "Full Control"?

If you like, you might also try the "Take Ownership" context menu added using the tutorial below to be able to quickly take ownership and permission of a file, folder, or drive. It may help with this folder or any individual file in it. Only administrators can use it.
Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 
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fanwin

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No Luck ..stil all folder inside it are greyed..

Same I have used the said above 3 methods; cmd, reg, and manually changing permissions, unable to cut/copy inside too...I have many kind of files and folder inside there, for all the effect is same

It is working fine upto 1st level, but all files and folder inside are showing greyed in permissions

I am logged on in 'Administrator only'...





Hello fanwin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Just to double check, after you have taken ownership, did you also set permissions (step 14) to "Allow" your account "Full Control"?

If you like, you might also try the "Take Ownership" context menu added using the tutorial below to be able to quickly take ownership and permission of a file, folder, or drive. It may help with this folder or any individual file in it. Only administrators can use it.
Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

fanwin

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No not built in Admin account, but user admin account, the one which we create at the time of installation.

I'm posting following screen shots...

Capture2.JPG

2)

Capture3.JPG

3) But cannot see, 'change permissions' when I'm here

Capture.JPG



can you also check if it causes

System Volume Information folder is always staying in "readonly" and "hidden" mode in spite of changing it!

Capture4.JPG
When you say "Administrator only", is that the built-in elevated Administrator account?

Please go ahead and post screenshots showing what you are seeing to see if it may help ID what the issue is.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2598-screenshots-files-upload-post-eight-forums.html
 
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Sorry few Images are unclear,... I tell step by step

1) Right click on D:\System Volume Information (which is hidden)
Security Tab-> Advanced

At the Owner->click on change-> from select user or group->directly typing myname i.e administrator, like "peter"

okaying check box for "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects...."
pop us says "You have just taken the ownership of ...."

Closing all opened windows

When I'm trying to add permissions, there is not any option like "change permissions " (captureimage no3), earlier I used to check with "enable inheritance" and selecting the check box of "replace all child objects..." also..

from here on..nothing changes ..every folder inside remains greyed with my username
 

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  • OS
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    Lenovo G 580
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    I3 2.3
    Motherboard
    Intel HM 65
    Memory
    4 DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 3000
    Browser
    Chrome 25
    Antivirus
    AVG IS 2013

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253029d1359618423-read-only-file-folder-attribute-dot.jpg
Read-only box = Default neutral setting for a folder that is always displayed. It's not read-only.

Read-only File and Folder Attribute - Windows 7 Help Forums


From your screenshots, it shows that "Rajanivasu" (your account?) already is the owner with permissions set to "full control" of the "D:\System Volume Information" folder and it's contents.

As a test, enable the built-in Administrator account, and sign in to it to see if you still have any permission issues with this folder and it's contents.
 

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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
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Yeah that is the matter, I've full control over the folder..but still can't access to inside folders..

How to login to Built in Admin account....or you saying add few more entries to this folder
 

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    Memory
    4 DDR3
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    Intel HD 3000
    Browser
    Chrome 25
    Antivirus
    AVG IS 2013

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My Computer

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

fanwin

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No luck there too..same as here..I have this experience, when I shifted from XP to Windows 7, but once a got access with 'user' or 'everyone' or 'admin' or 'system' anything I could easily access inside files ...

but in windows 8 it is taking too much, since two months I'm trying this...no luck ..my files are stuck inside, I've reformatted my PC also, but again installed win8, may be going back to windows 7 would work, but that I don't want to do, I don't want to give up, I'll try again and again...
 

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    I3 2.3
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    Memory
    4 DDR3
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    Intel HD 3000
    Browser
    Chrome 25
    Antivirus
    AVG IS 2013

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Just as a test, take ownership of the entire D: drive, and set permissions to "Allow" "Full Control" for your account or Administrators.

Afterwards, see if you have the same issue.
 

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  • OS
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    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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