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Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

  1. #110


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    64-bit Windows 10


    I usually do both manually, but I'm old school as well.

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  2. #111


    Canada
    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    thanks Brink as usual for a fantastic solution to an annoying issue that comes up from time to time.

    for my personal tastes, i would really like to have the "Take Ownership" much lower down on the list of context menu items. it's something i rarely use, and don't need it right there with my primary commands, but also don't want to get rid of it for it being so useful.

    i'm wondering if you or anyone might have some advice on the BEST method or software to use for rearranging context menu items. i haven't used a context menu editor in a while, but i remember trying a few of them and having trouble getting the result i was looking for. plus, for some reason, a lot of the context menu editing information seems to be years old, so i though i would ask (and perhaps this should be a new topic) what is truly the best, easiest to use method or software for editing the context menu?

    thanks very much!
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  3. #112


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


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  4. #113


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    Quote Originally Posted by menace97 View Post
    thanks Brink as usual for a fantastic solution to an annoying issue that comes up from time to time.

    for my personal tastes, i would really like to have the "Take Ownership" much lower down on the list of context menu items. it's something i rarely use, and don't need it right there with my primary commands, but also don't want to get rid of it for it being so useful.

    i'm wondering if you or anyone might have some advice on the BEST method or software to use for rearranging context menu items. i haven't used a context menu editor in a while, but i remember trying a few of them and having trouble getting the result i was looking for. plus, for some reason, a lot of the context menu editing information seems to be years old, so i though i would ask (and perhaps this should be a new topic) what is truly the best, easiest to use method or software for editing the context menu?

    thanks very much!
    I've updated the tutorial for you to be able to download the position you wanted instead.
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  5. #114


    Canada
    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Wow! Thank you Brink and David so much! I will check out what you updated Brink, and I'll check into "Ultimate Windows Context Menu Customizer" - I have not tried that one. Looks very nice indeed!

    Much appreciated! Thank you *bows*

    Edit:
    I see "Ultimate Windows Context Menu Customizer" from door2windows does not officially support Windows 8.1, but I noticed that David you are also using Windows 8.1 as well, so I guess it must work just fine. I'll give it a shot. It sure looks very comprehensive. Actually the whole site has some pretty nifty tools. Nice!

    Brink, you sure work fast! Thank you so much, that is absolutely perfect! I will be sure to check out the software David suggested but by you adding the top, middle and end options - that is everything I could ask for. You are amazing ty!
    Last edited by menace97; 06 Jan 2015 at 17:06. Reason: adding my initial experiences from the proposed solutions made.
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  6. #115


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    You're most welcome Menace. Glad we could help.
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  7. #116


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1; Windows 7; OpenSuse

    Modified version


    I have changed my reg to work better, replaced administrators to "username", since I had problem changing the bootreg.dll. See attachment. Add_Take_Ownership_to_middle mod.reg
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  8. #117


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    Quote Originally Posted by andreasabe View Post
    I have changed my reg to work better, replaced administrators to "username", since I had problem changing the bootreg.dll. See attachment. Add_Take_Ownership_to_middle mod.reg
    Hello Andreas, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Thank you for the addition. That's fine if you wanted to have the owner changed to the current user instead of the Administrators group.

    In effect, it does the same thing since only an administrator account is able to take ownership. The only time when using %UserName% instead would be helpful is when you see this below in the Security properties where you must use the account name instead of the Administrators group for access.

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    There is a bug in your modified version though. The code should be this below instead for it to work.

    Correct:
    Code:
    @="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /a && icacls \"%1\" /grant \"%UserName%\":F /c /l"
    "IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /a && icacls \"%1\" /grant \"%UserName%\":F /c /l"
    Instead of:
    Code:
    @="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /a && icacls \"%1\" /grant "%username%":F /c /l"
    "IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /a && icacls \"%1\" /grant "%username%":F /c /l"
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  9. #118


    England, United Kingdom
    Posts : 65
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Thanks Brink!

    This helped a lot in clearing the old rubbish out. However, there is still one file which I can't do anything with. It's not because of this, it just says that it's too long:

    The filename(s) would be too long for the destination folder. You can shorten the filename and try again, or try a location with a shorter path.
    Any ideas of what I can do to remove this? I already tried renaming via F2 and right click but neither will work.
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  10. #119


    Posts : 22,503
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Chris,

    You could see if the free program Unlocker may delete it.
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