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Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

  1. #40


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    64-bit Windows 10


    The "Take Ownership" context menu is suppose to work in both a "local account" and "Microsoft account" as long as they are administrators. At least it does for me.

    The way the command for the context menu works is that it sets the Administrators group as the owner first, then grants the Administrators group "Full control" permission.

    As a test, download and merge the new .reg file in step 3. It's the same as in the tutorial to add "Take Ownership" to the context menu, but I added a Pause to it so that you can see the command results after using the context menu. Post a screenshot showing the results to see if it shows any errors while running that may help.

    You can press any key to close the command. To undo the Pause option, you can download and merge the .reg file from step 2 in the tutorial to go back to normal.

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  2. #41


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    It seems that it does not even PAUSE !!! Really strange.
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  3. #42


    Posts : 22,498
    64-bit Windows 10


    Odd. Post a screenshot of what it shows when you do it manually in a command prompt to compare with.

    I'm starting to think it may be an issue with the different OS language.
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  4. #43


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    I think you are right, I didn't thought of it, before adding the ref file I had to change the "Y" to "O" since in french Oui means Yes.
    I'm going to try change Administrators to Administrateurs and tell you.
    Meanwhile there's the screenshot.

    Click image for larger version


    EDIT:
    Yes indeed, it was just a language issue !!!
    Thank You For Everything
    Last edited by Brink; 01 Dec 2013 at 15:25. Reason: attached uploaded image
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  5. #44


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Perfect.
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  6. #45


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8


    Sorry for the delay lahceneamine, just saw your post now.
    when you right ckick your mouse and choose Take Ownership it opens a cmd window and "shows" what it does there. and it is for a short time (depending on the size of the folder you pointed) and then it closes the cmd windows automatically. so most of the time you scarcely see anything.
    How do you know it doesn't work?
    How do you point a file or a folder? from the explorer?
    Now if you want to change security permissions, take ownership does not do all the work. You have to continue by right-click again the file or folder, go to properties option at the bottom,security tab, click edit, add, advanced on the new window, find now on the newer window formed, search yourself on the lower list and and close all windows with OK
    so what does Take Ownership do? without it the OS wouldn't allow you to do it!
    Hope I've cleared a bit.
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  7. #46


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    The problem was the OS Different language, but I solved it thanks to Brink.
    I know it doesn't work because the owner didn't change, I can even see it in the cmd windows via a screenshot as I posted it before
    Thanks for trying helping me
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  8. #47


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    I tried this Brink and I do get the "Take Ownership" on right clicking a file (trying to rename a Bitdefender .exe file that causes a popup all the time) and when I click on Take Ownership, the command window pops up and closes within a second, even using the "with pause" reg edit. Plus, it still wont let me take ownership (rename) the file.
    Last edited by quasar; 28 Dec 2013 at 11:56. Reason: forgot to add info
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  9. #48


    Posts : 22,498
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Quasar, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Considering that BitDefender.exe is a part of the security program, it may be protected by the program and will not allow you to change it. Changing the name of this file would most likely cause an issue with BitDefender as well.
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  10. #49


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks Brink. I was just trying to stop the darn popup wanting you to signup at their website. I tried a little program called Unlocker, that has ALWAYS worked in the past and it was not able to delete the file. Never thought that would happen. In another forum they suggested deleting the file in Safemode, I tried that and it deleted, but came back. I would think it was a dll somewhere that is allowing the popups. Well, giving in, will create an account with Bitdefender, but going to use fake info.
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