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

  1. #30


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    Quote Originally Posted by fanwin View Post
    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
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Mar 2013 at 12:39. Reason: added quote

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  2. #31

    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'...





    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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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  3. #32


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    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.

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  4. #33


    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...

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    2)

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

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    can you also check if it causes

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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.

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    Last edited by fanwin; 15 Apr 2013 at 05:50.
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  5. #34


    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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  6. #35


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    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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  7. #36


    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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  8. #37


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    The tutorial below will show you how to enable the built-in Administrator account. Afterwards, you can sign in to it like any other account.

    Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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  9. #38


    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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  10. #39


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    64-bit Windows 10


    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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