Windows 10: How can I take ownership of the .exe file of a Windows 10 game?

Discus and support How can I take ownership of the .exe file of a Windows 10 game? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I play Sea of Thieves on Windows 10, and I am trying to take ownership of/unlock the game's .exe file. I was successful in claiming ownership of the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Vilksian, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Vilksian Win User

    How can I take ownership of the .exe file of a Windows 10 game?


    I play Sea of Thieves on Windows 10, and I am trying to take ownership of/unlock the game's .exe file. I was successful in claiming ownership of the WindowsApps folder it is contained in, but am having trouble unlocking the file itself. I have tried the same method I used to claim ownership if the folders, but that does not seem to work.

    The error it gives me when I try to run it is "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to accessthe item."


    Basically I want to be able to double click the .exe file and have it launch Sea of Thieves, without having to use the Start menu.

    :)
     
    Vilksian, Jan 14, 2020
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Jan 14, 2020
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  3. Windows 10 Game Compatibility

    Hello Debie,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10!

    There are some programs that need new definitions compatible with Windows 10. Till the time they are unavailable you can install the programs compatible with previous versions of operating system in compatibility mode. If you can access the executable (.exe)
    file for the game, I would suggest you to follow the below provided steps:

    Step 1: Download and save the game on the desktop.

    Step 2: Install the game in compatibility mode.

    • Right click on the .exe file, and click on Properties.
    • Go to the Compatibility tab.
    • Check the box for Run this program in compatibility mode for:
    • Select Windows 8 (or any other compatible OS) in the list of Operating systems.
    • Click OK.
    • Double-click the executable file to install the game and follow the onscreen instructions.
    • Reboot your computer.
    Additional information:

    Make older programs compatible with this version of Windows

    Hope this information is helpful. Do let us know if you need any further assistance, we'll be glad to assist you.
     
    Harkanwar Singh, Jan 14, 2020
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  4. Brink Win User

    How can I take ownership of the .exe file of a Windows 10 game?

    Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10  


    Hello umisery, and welcome to Ten Forums. *Smile

    You should be seeing "Take Ownership" in the context menu when you right click on an .exe file like below if you merged the downloadable .reg file from step 2 or 3.


    How can I take ownership of the .exe file of a Windows 10 game? [​IMG]
     
    Brink, Jan 14, 2020
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