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Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

  1. #130


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    take ownership


    so I'm lucky to be quick enough and use the old (win7) "take ownership" to be able to do it on specific files under c:\windows in win10.
    the point is this: I'm the owner of this pc so I have to be able to do whatever I want on any file in my pc (at my own risk).
    I have 30 years experience and I've never had any trouble, never formatted C etc.
    usually it involves adding dll files from a software I bought and installed that normally the OS won't let me.
    thank you

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  2. #131


    Posts : 22,022
    64-bit Windows 10


    You misunderstand.

    The new one will still be able to take ownership of files and folders inside the "C:\Windows" folder, but just not the actual "C:\Windows" folder itself.

    This way you won't mistakenly take ownership of the "C:\Windows" folder and everything in it all at once.
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