Windows 10: Taking ownership of a file

Discus and support Taking ownership of a file in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Some time ago a had file that required only one click to take ownership of another file. I would just right click on the file I was interested in and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Frank1, Feb 18, 2019.

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    Taking ownership of a file


    Some time ago a had file that required only one click to take ownership of another file. I would just right click on the file I was interested in and select "take ownership." It would then make a change in the registry and give me addess to that file. Does anyone here know where I can get that file again? Thanks, Frank
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    Frank1, Feb 18, 2019
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  2. Take Ownership Takes Over

    I used a .reg file to add "Take Ownership" to my right click context menu, but now it's at the top of the list in BOLD and it automatically executes when I right click on a folder in Windows Explorer (not other file explorers), instead of the folder simply
    opening (SIGH) How can I make Take Ownership just a regular choice?
     
    JamesDodds14, Feb 18, 2019
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  3. Take Ownership

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting your concern here in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 Family.

    From the description of the issue, I understand that you are unable to take full ownership of the files and folders.

    I would recommend you to see if you are logged in administrator account, if not then enable it. Please follow the below steps.

    I would suggest you to enable the built in administrator account.

    You need to run the command from an elevated command prompt. To do that you need to do the following:

    • Press the Windows key t+ R from the keyboard to open the Run Command Dialog Box
    • Enter cmd and right-click on the Command Prompt result that should appear.
    • This opens a list of options at the bottom. Select Run as administrator there.
    • Accept the UAC prompt
    • Enter the following command to enable the hidden administrator account:
      net user administrator /active:yes
    Hope the above information was helpful. If you need further assistance, please do let us know and we would be happy to help you further.

    Thank You.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Feb 18, 2019
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  4. Taking ownership of a file

    How to "take ownership"?


    I’ve found a small solution to hide the smiley icon. It doesn’t disable the button, it only renders the icon invisible.
    This is what I did:

    • Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and find ieframe.dll
    • Take ownership and give administrators full control
    • ...snip...
    • Save the file and copy it back to C:\Windows\System32

    ................

    So, the question is how to take "control" - I seem to still be getting permission denied errors when copying the file back to c:\Windows\System32?

    Okay so it seems that after taking ownership and giving adminstrators control, I got further - I had to also explicitly set the file permission. It did let me copy my modified .dll over the ieframe.dll, but now IE does not start up! Luckily I am running this in a VM so can revert to an earlier snapshot, but there does seem to be some fundamental step that I am missing!
     
    GerhardusVanG, Feb 18, 2019
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