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Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

  1. #10


    Posts : 1
    WIN7, 8, SERVER 2012


    Dear colleague,

    I found a problem, for example, if the folder is by permission only for the "SYSTEM" the TakeOwnership not work. I had to do the manual method is very time consuming, and the purpose is to make a TakeOwnership that gives complete control to the user "Everyone"?

    Thanks and a hug.

    Marcelo "Sushi"

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  2. #11


    Posts : 22,029
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Marcelo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Unfortunately, there's not anything that I know of that can be done for this.
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  3. #12


    Posts : 1
    windows 8 pro with media center x64


    Hi, Brink

    this is "Take Ownership" in context menu in windows 8

    can you help me? give me "Grant Admin Full control" in context menu in windows 8

    thank you
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  4. #13


    Posts : 22,029
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Furyza, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The "Take Ownership" context menu in this tutorial already does change the owner and grant administrators "full control".
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  5. #14


    Here
    Posts : 5
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200


    Worked! but the same as win7 take ownership! anyways Thanks! i thought it was different
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  6. #15


    Posts : 22,029
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome NewUserHere.

    Yep, the "Take Ownership" context menu is the same in W7 and W8.

    It's only a bit different when you use the GUI in Windows 8 to manually take ownership instead.

    Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8
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  7. #16


    Portland, Oregon, USA
    Posts : 182
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64


    Application files, (EX: EXE, CMD, MSI) will still have Run as administrator instead of Take Ownership in the context menu.
    So, why is it not possible to take ownership of executable-type files? I tried using this script awhile back to take ownership of every folder and file on my C drive (as well as my other drives). It seemed to work, but shortly thereafter certain installers and programs would give errors about not being able to access/write to certain folders, especially Program Files/Program Files (x86)/ProgramData. I figured it would be a good way to circumvent UAC permissions in regards to those folders. I'm one of those types of people that doesnt like being questioned by my own OS when it comes to being able to do whatever I want (deleting/writing files, running programs without "Are you sure?" messages, UAC prompts, etc. It still confounds me how I can get permissions and "Access denied" errors etc even when I'm logged in as Administrator (note the uppercase A).

    Thanks!
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  8. #17


    Posts : 22,029
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Steve,

    You are still able to manually take ownership of executable-type files all you like.

    It's just that the context menu item in this tutorial must be used in the "Run" registry key that has "Run as administrator" there by default for these file types instead. You could have either one, but not both. Since "Run as administrator" is more commonly used with executable-type files, I just decided to leave it for these instead.

    Hope this helps.
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  9. #18


    Portland, Oregon, USA
    Posts : 182
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64


    So there's no Registry hack I can use to add Take Ownership to the right-click context menu so that BOTH "Run as administrator" and "Take ownership" are both visible? And why do I get errors after taking ownership of all (and I do mean ALL) files on my drive? Why does Windows question what I'm doing and oftentimes deny permission when I try to do something, even as Admin (generally speaking)?

    Thanks!
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  10. #19


    Posts : 22,029
    64-bit Windows 10


    Currently not for both. It just doesn't work with both.

    You get errors when you try to do the C: drive (which you should not do) because it's also trying to take ownership and set permissions of junction points, boot files, and other protected OS files.

    Most likely you are trying to access junction points or protected OS files. Junction points are not real files, but only symbolic links for backwards compatibility. Protected OS files are denied by default for your own protection. You mess with these files, and there's a good chance that Windows may become unstable.
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