What's new

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


information   Information
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



 

Attachments

  • Control_Panel-2.png
    Control_Panel-2.png
    41.1 KB · Views: 8
Last edited by a moderator:

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
You're welcome. Glad to have helped. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Name
    Shawn Brink
    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
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    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
    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
    State/Region Flag
    us oklahoma

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Name
    Shawn Brink
    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
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    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
    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
    State/Region Flag
    us oklahoma

aceventura2

New Member
Excellent...Brink, you have made my day....cheers :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Home
    Name
    Gautam Balsaver
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion
    Occupation
    Working in an MNC
    Country Flag
    India
    State/Region Flag
    au aboriginal

vviper

New Member
Fantastic !
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    home built
    CPU
    phenom
    Motherboard
    asus
    Memory
    12 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx650t
    Browser
    chrome
    Antivirus
    malwarebytes
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us virginia

Der Snoober

New Member
VIP Member
Pro User
Great tutorial Brink. You've just saved my life there after I made a stupid stupid stupid mistake last night :confused:.

Greetz,

Rover
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition
    Name
    Rover
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Made
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 750
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD HD 7750
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Iiyama ProLite B2481HS-B1
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1x 120 GB SSD Samsung 830;
    1x 1.5 TB HDD Seagate;
    1x 2 TB HDD Western Digital;
    1x 3 TB HDD Seagate
    1x 80 GB SSD Vertex 2
    PSU
    Corsair CX 600
    Occupation
    Information Analist
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 300R with Side Window
    Cooling
    Intel RTS2011 LC
    Keyboard
    DasKeyboard (blue switches)
    Mouse
    Wacom Baboo Tablet Pen & Touch
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbit FullDuplex Fiberglass
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    I also own the following Microsoft devices:
    * Surface Pro 2 128 GB
    * Windows Phone HTC 8X
    Country Flag
    Netherlands
    State/Region Flag
    european union

blueman24

New Member
Hi Brink!
This is a great guide, and helped me gain access to a folder, but I am still unable to access the files which are inside a subfolder, which itself is in the main folder, for which i ran the command.
Basically what I did was: Right click a folder named " abc " > Properties > Security > Click the edit button > Deny all permissions to "Users" group (what a noob mistake) And now even administrator cannot access that folder with the message 'You currently don't have permission to access this folder'

So, after reading this guide, I ran the following command: takeown /F "full path of folder or drive" /R /D Y ​(with the correct path) After using this command, I am able to access the folder and even subfolders, but not able to open any of the files inside both, the folder and subfolders.

What can I do, to take ownership of Everything inside a folder? All its subfolders, files, the folders and files inside the subfolders, everthing?

Hope I did not mess up with my question :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64
    Country Flag
    India

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Hello Blueman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

That's correct. You would need to take ownership and set permissions for the parent folder, and check the Replace owner of subcontainers and objects box to apply to all subfolders and files using step 11 in Option Four.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Name
    Shawn Brink
    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
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    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
    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
    State/Region Flag
    us oklahoma

blueman24

New Member
Thanks for the reply!
I can't do that, as when i try to do that, it says that I do not have the permissions to do that(replace owner of subcontainer and objects)
The above is not possible because I have denied EVERY permission to every user.
But, after whole day searching for a solution to this, I finally found the answer.
Here is what I just found on the internet
To fix really broken permissions, the best is to run these two commands one after the other:
takeown /f "C:\path\to\folder" /r
icacls "C:\path\to\folder" /reset /T
The first one will give you ownership of all the files, however that might not be enough, for example if all the files have the read/write/exec permissions set to "deny". You own the files but still cannot do anything with them.
In that case, run the second command, which will fix the broken permissions.

But anyways, ultra thanks for your help. I am amazed by your helpful nature :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64
    Country Flag
    India

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
After taking ownership, you would indeed need to set permissions to "Allow" you "Full control" first, then check the box to apply to all subfolders and files.

It's not common for "Deny" to be checked unless done so by mistake.

I'm glad to hear that you got it sorted though. Thank you for posting back with your results. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Name
    Shawn Brink
    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
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    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
    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
    State/Region Flag
    us oklahoma

blueman24

New Member
I did not "deny" permissions by mistake, but did it like a noob, when i was trying to accomplish a specific task.
Anyways, thanks again for the help!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64
    Country Flag
    India

BigFatBoy

Member
Member
with regard to the Warning: "WarningDO NOT take ownership of the Windows 8 C: drive.
Doing so, could result in Windows 8 becoming very unstable."

Is it simply fair to say that the "Administrators" should have ownership of the drive where Windows 8 is installed; eg; C:

thank you
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8x64Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Grown
    CPU
    3rd generation intel i5-3570k
    Motherboard
    asus p8Z77-V LK with latest Bios: xx11
    Memory
    16GB samsung 1600 DDR3 (4x4)
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel 4000 onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC898 - 8 channel HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC Multisync
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    Intel 520 - 180GB
    Hitachi 1TB exterior SATA II backup drive
    PSU
    Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 700w
    Case
    SuperMicro - 1991 ATX - ivory in color
    Cooling
    intel on cpu. one 92mm chassie intake fan - power supply fan
    Keyboard
    ms natural 4000 - usb [love it]
    Mouse
    marathon mouse 705 - logitech
    Internet Speed
    ATT Max -12Gb/s
    Browser
    IE 10
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Icon photo of 'Bill the Cat" on the front case cover.
    no color led's or blinking lights
    Country Flag
    USA

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Hello BFB,

Some system files will not behave properly if the owner was changed from "System" to "Administrators". Plus, you will get a few errors when trying to take ownership of C:.

For this main reason is why I would not recommend to take ownership of C:, but to only take ownership of specific files as needed instead.

To each their own though.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Name
    Shawn Brink
    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
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    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
    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
    State/Region Flag
    us oklahoma

hannelius

New Member
hi shawn
just noticed while doing it
that the note and screenshot under step 7
in option four
should be between steps 6 and 7
(before clicking the advanced button)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion7
    CPU
    1.90 ghz
    Memory
    8.00gb

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Hello Hannelius,

They look correct to me. Are you sure of the steps and options in the tutorial?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Name
    Shawn Brink
    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
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    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
    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
    State/Region Flag
    us oklahoma
I've noticed that taking ownership doesn't help in some cases.

So I right click something & click Properties & click the Security tab to change ownership there.
Most of the time taking ownership works without having to do that.

An example would be the folder containing system restore points.
Right clicking & taking ownership didn't work for me.
I had to change ownership in Properties/Security tab.

Even though I took ownership of System Volume Information I had to use the Security tab to take ownership of things in the folder.

screenshot_216.jpg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Name
    David A. Bailey
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Occupation
    Trying to live a good life before I die.
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us virginia

hannelius

New Member
They look correct to me. Are you sure of the steps and options in the tutorial?

i wrote that as i was doing it...
fortaking ownership of a registry key
i saw that when you do step 5 and click change
to type in the name of the owner
the window that appears is the one under step 7
before you click advanced if you need to...
but i can see you put it there to show where the advanced button was...

i used your tutorial on getting rid of the network link
in the explorer pane and the save window
cause i kept clicking it all the time
which led me over here... thank you...

i used your taking ownership with delay reg file
and took ownership of the entire WindowsApps folder
to see what was in it... a lot...
that shouldn't have been there cause i uninstalled it...
took a while but it worked...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion7
    CPU
    1.90 ghz
    Memory
    8.00gb

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Ah, ok. Yep, the screenshot under the step was there to help show you what you would see for that step.

I'm glad to hear that you got the rest sorted. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Name
    Shawn Brink
    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
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    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
    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
    State/Region Flag
    us oklahoma

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
I've noticed that taking ownership doesn't help in some cases.

So I right click something & click Properties & click the Security tab to change ownership there.
Most of the time taking ownership works without having to do that.

An example would be the folder containing system restore points.
Right clicking & taking ownership didn't work for me.
I had to change ownership in Properties/Security tab.

Even though I took ownership of System Volume Information I had to use the Security tab to take ownership of things in the folder.

View attachment 56140

Hey David,

The "Take Ownership" context menu changes the owner to the "Administrators" group and grants "Administrators" full control of the item.

However, on system files or folders where you see this below in their security properties, the owner would have to be changed to your account instead of "Administrators" before you gain access. Strange, but it won't let you any other way that I know of either.

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Name
    Shawn Brink
    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
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    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
    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
    State/Region Flag
    us oklahoma

soulblazer

New Member
About this: Favorites - Change Default Icon - Windows 7 Help Forums

I don't understand how to take ownership of the registry key (I'm on Windows 8.1):
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}\DefaultIcon

Please, help... I don't understand what to do.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP 14 Notebook PC F4H53LA#ABM
    CPU
    Intel Core i3-3217U CPU 1.80GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 226C PEEBDD2WV6OV1A 74.37
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET
    Country Flag
    Costarica

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top