Windows 10: Permissions greyed out, cannot take ownership.

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  1. Permissions greyed out, cannot take ownership.


    Hey guys trying to take control of this folder but the option is greyed out, check attachment !
    I tried taking ownership but it doesnt work. The option change is greyed out. Is their any way to do this?
    Permissions greyed out, cannot take ownership. [​IMG]

    :)
     
    Steven Campoli, Nov 21, 2020
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  2. Scooze__ Win User

    File Ownership, and Permissions

    So, I've thoroughly messed up some files on my pc somehow, as I have what appears to be "Full Control" and "Ownership" of the files.

    The problem however is that even though these things seem to be true, I'm still met with a message suggesting I need permission from a user that technically doesn't exist anymore. These are Windows.old files after I performed a recovery of the system.
    They are taking up a massive chunk of my OS drive, and I want that space.

    I've done everything I know to do to take ownership, and subsequently add all the permissions to the files that I need. Beyond that I removed every other credential so that my primary account (which is also an administrator) would be the only one with full
    control of the files (System, admins as a group, and the account itself all have "Full Control" listed.)

    Does anyone know why these ghost permissions are still in effect, and how I could remove it? This account it's saying I need permission from is NOT listed on any of it's permissions. Besides, the account literally doesn't exist anymore.

    Help?
     
    Scooze__, Nov 21, 2020
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  3. Ownership Issues

    that will not hurt taking ownership, but I would also then look in the list of users on the ownership page and make sure your user account name is there with full permissions. Probably not.

    even though you take ownership of an item, you may not be in the list of users with permissions.

    first select disable inheritance, then select "ADD" in the list of users, and add your user account the same way you took ownership and select full permissions.

    Then administrators may only have select permissions in the list. so after you disable inheritance, delete admins user. then select add again and select admins in the list and select full permissions

    restart pc
     
    seahawks65, Nov 21, 2020
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  4. slance310 Win User

    Permissions greyed out, cannot take ownership.

    Cannot take ownership of external HDD(permissions complications)

    Hi,

    When you take\change Ownership, the is a box to check right under where the Owner is listed to apply to folders and subfolders...

    You may have missed that step... I will include the steps I use for this...

    Use at your own risk...

    Change Ownership and add OwnerName as a USER

    Select Security Tab and then ADVANCED at the bottom.

    Here you can edit the permissions for existing users and\or add another..

    Click "CHANGE" next to Owner at the top of the window...

    Select...

    1) Advanced

    2) Find Now

    3) Select User from list...Your user name, or any you want to add.

    4) check the box "Replace Owner On Subcontainers and Objects"

    5) Hit "Apply"

     

    Close out of all of the open windows and start over with the Advanced button...

    1) select "ADD" near the bottom

    2) select "Select A Principal" at the top...

    3) Advanced

    4) Find Now

    5) Select User from list...Your user name, or any you want to add.

    6) Give the new user\owner full permissions...

    7) Do Not check the box "Include Inheritable Permissions From This Object's Parent""

    8) Select "Apply"...
     
    slance310, Nov 21, 2020
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