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Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

  1. #100


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    64-bit Windows 10


    If you like, here's more details about exFAT below.
    When you right click on a drive and click on Format, the exFAT option is only available for removable drives like a USB flash drive.

    However, you should be able to format the internal hard drive as exFAT in the command prompt using the command below as a workaround. Substitute F for your drive letter instead.

    Format F: /A:64K /FS:ExFAT


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  2. #101


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Thanks for that, so far everything is running smoothly, of course it hasn't been that long so I will post back in a few days to let you know how everything has been going. I have to get everything installed and start putting exFAT through it's paces to see if it hurts my performance all that much, and if the drive magically locks itself or not.

    Thanks again!
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  3. #102


    Posts : 22,020
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.

    Since it's an SSD, I don't think you'll see any noticeable difference in performance.
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  4. #103


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I also had the problem with installation files (exe only) not running after I applied the reg so I removed it. I just realised this now, after formatting my computer twice... Please write this in the description so that people know!
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  5. #104


    Posts : 22,020
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello nine09, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm not having that issue with .exe files when using either step 3 or 5.

    Please export your HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile registry key and upload it here to see what the issue may be.

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

    EDIT: I went ahead and removed the .reg downloads for .exe files to be safe though.
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  6. #105


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    Having a slight problem with this wonderful wonderful tweak. I had added the "elevated command prompt" to my context menu in the past and loved it, however I saw this and thought OMG! So I quickly added it and noticed my option for the command prompt was now gone.

    I was just disabling a ton of services so I thought that may have been the culprit. I re added it and POOF now this one is gone. After a quick look around it seems their MAY have been some sort of work around present on the sevenforums... not sure if its possible or if it works on eight? Anyone have any help or am I forced to choose one or the other?
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  7. #106


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Klepp,

    Unfortunately, they both use the same "runas" registry key to be able run them elevated. You can add either one, but not both.
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  8. #107


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    Boooooo! lol. I figured as much.

    If you do install the "elevated command prompt" over the "take ownership" it will afford you the ability to use elevated via context on folders, and still have take ownership on individual files. Not ideal - but better than nothing.

    Thank you for the reply, however I have one more question. I googled as I KNOW ive seen it before, but simply couldn't come up with it this time lol. As a compromise I was considering using the "take ownership" and having shift+right click for command prompt BUT I want the shift+right click to be ELEVATED command prompt. This is possible right? If memory serves and it is, can you point me in the right direction?

    Thanks so much!
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  9. #108


    Posts : 22,020
    64-bit Windows 10


    It is, but it'll still use the same runas key and replace Take Ownership.

    You would add an Extended string value with a blank (empty) data value in the right pane of the runas key to make it Shift + right click.
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  10. #109


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    Ugh... Well I guess that's that then. I had trouble with permissions due to a file owned by SYSTEM not letting me delete it which Take Ownership fixed. (not sure what I was overlooking via doing it manually - but apparently im not as familiar as I thought I was) so I wanted to keep Take Ownership for future endeavors.

    With that being said, I use the command prompt much more often so im in a pickle.

    I could just use the winX menu for command prompt and keep Take ownership, the only caveat is that id be stuck navigating to where I need/want to be by hand which can suck and most certainly takes longer. (we are all about convenience nowadays aren't we lol)

    Aaaanyhow, for curiosities sake - what would/do you do?
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