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Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

  1. #120


    Posts : 6
    8.1 64 bit with BING


    GIVING this remedy a shot. so far its working as directed. I am taking ownership of the c:\windows folder, from the factory 'trustedinstaller' AKA best buy....so I can edit files in the systems32 folder. or change permissions.

    Thanks Brink.

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  2. #121


    Posts : 6
    8.1 64 bit with BING


    didn't work. I am trying to edit my hosts file
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  3. #122


    Posts : 22,503
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by URSOKWL View Post
    didn't work. I am trying to edit my hosts file
    Try this below instead to edit your hosts file.

    HOSTS File - Add or Remove from Desktop Context Menu - Windows 7 Help Forums

    OR

    Hosts File : Use in Windows 7 / Vista - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  4. #123


    Posts : 6
    8.1 64 bit with BING


    Hmm i am running a BestBuy pre-installed win 8.1 64 bir with BING....
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  5. #124


    Posts : 6
    8.1 64 bit with BING


    Also, thank you for your time and expertise. How may I return the 'favor'?
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  6. #125


    Posts : 22,503
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.

    If you like, you could always help solve any other posted question you know the answer of when able, but of course is not required.

    Did you get it sorted?
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  7. #126


    Posts : 1
    windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You're most welcome.

    If you like, you could always help solve any other posted question you know the answer of when able, but of course is not required.

    Did you get it sorted?
    I made an account just to thank you!
    For context I had a HDD. I then bought a new SSD. I disconnected my HDD and installed windows 10 on the new SSD. But then I was having problems with access to the files and programs on my HDD. The reg edit solution you provided worked... based on this thread I an reasonably assured there isn't any spyware/malware or malicious parts of this "add Take Ownership" fix.

    THANK YOU!
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  8. #127


    Posts : 22,503
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome soccerguy, and welcome to Eight Forums. I'm glad it could help.
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  9. #128


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    takeownership on windows 10


    Good to know it also works on windows 10.
    It should have been part of the OS, after all who's pc is it - ours or Microsoft's?
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  10. #129


    Posts : 22,503
    64-bit Windows 10


    UPDATE:

    I have updated the .reg files for the Take Ownership context menu in this tutorial.

    The Take Ownership context menu will now no longer be available when you right click on the C: drive, C:\Program Files folder, C:\Program Files (x86) folder, C:\ProgramData folder, C:\Users folder, and C:\Windows folder since taking ownership of these Windows system folders can make Windows unstable.

    This was done to prevent taking ownership of these locations by mistake.
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