Windows 10: Tried taking ownership of a drive but access denied

Discus and support Tried taking ownership of a drive but access denied in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I typed a command in administrator Command Prompt icacls "full path of folder or drive" /setowner "user name" /T /C Because I wanted full access and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Grey123, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Grey123 Win User

    Tried taking ownership of a drive but access denied


    I typed a command in administrator Command Prompt

    icacls "full path of folder or drive" /setowner "user name" /T /C

    Because I wanted full access and ownership of my drive, so I followed this fourm


    Change Owner of File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    It was saying it denied access to 17212 files in the log

    which was crazy to me because I dont think that would happen on windows 7, thats a high level command.

    This should if im right give you full access to the drive but it apparently doesn't.

    Am I doing something wrong?

    (To change owner to any user)

    icacls "full path of folder or drive" /setowner "user name" /T /C

    Am I not typing the right command whats going on?

    :)
     
    Grey123, Oct 24, 2018
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  2. tfwul Win User

    Folder Access Denied - OK after 'Take Ownership' - but ... why ?


    Got an Access Denied error on 1 specific folder.

    1) went through [Run] lusrmgr.msc steps
    then also
    2) went through secpol.msc steps

    error still remained

    3) applied "Take Ownership" registry setting and took ownership of the folder.
    Everything is okay now.

    BUT...
    whilst the issue is solved, the 'WHY" still puzzles me.

    a) I took a screenshot of Properties->Security of the 'Access Denied'-folder before the take ownership
    and after take ownership (see 'A')
    Administrators (DESKTOP-xxxxx\Administors) was added

    b) I took a screenshot of some random other folder on another drive (see screenshot B)
    the Owner of the folder after 'take ownership' - my name and email address
    the Owner of the random other folder - Administrators (DESKTOP-xxxxx\Administors)

    Before the 'Take Ownership'-action, when checking out the properties->security


    Tried taking ownership of a drive but access denied [​IMG]


    and after clicking on the the [Continue] button there, I got an error:
    "You do not have permission to view this object's security properties, even as an administrative user."

    Appreciate views
    Hopefully Microsoft will fix this in their upcoming SP (there are so many endless exchanges on this)

    Windows 10 x64 Pro


    =


    Tried taking ownership of a drive but access denied [​IMG]

    http://imageshack.com/a/img907/1736/fiIgHX.png

    Tried taking ownership of a drive but access denied [​IMG]

    http://imageshack.com/a/img912/5331/8NoGE4.png
     
    tfwul, Oct 24, 2018
    #2
  3. William Fuller Win User
    Access denied for internal secondary drive

    Hi All,

    I have a laptop running windows 10. A few weeks ago it started coming up with an error message on startup about recycle bin is corrupt on D:\ (my secondary drive). I now get access denied whenever I try to open the files/folders on the drive and am losing
    will to live as this drive has all of my work and family photo's etc... on.

    • I have downloaded the take ownership tool and it is saying access denied.
    • Tried changing the drive owner on security and it wont let me as it says access denied (current owner is listed as SYSTEM).
    • Tried changing the security groups and privileges and it won't let me, access denied.
    • Admin has full control privileges and so I enabled the windows admin account (net user administrator /active:yes) and logged in but that still says access denied. My account is also an admin account but still access denied.
    • Tried switching onedrive off as heard that can cause an issue and no luck.
    • Tried using local account rather than Microsoft account and still access denied.
    • Tried a reset of the PC, still no luck
    I really am at a loss now and don't really want to have to take it to a computer shop to get them to try and retrieve.

    The laptop was originally on windows 7 but upgraded to windows 10 fine. I am struggling as cannot find any other solutions on the internet, anyone go any ideas.

    Cheers

    Will
     
    William Fuller, Oct 24, 2018
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  4. Martin Bar Win User

    Tried taking ownership of a drive but access denied

    Location is not available F:/ is not accessible. Access is denied. External hard drive

    Hi,

    Most of the time, when your external hard drive shows that error message, it suggests that you don’t have the privilege of accessing to the disk partition. We need to get a permit to take ownership of the drive. Follow the steps below:

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Right-click your hard drive, then select Properties.
    • Go to Security tab.
    • Click Advanced, then select Edit.
    • On the Owner tab, modify the ownership of the specified account.
    • Click Apply, then OK.
    Update us with the outcome so we can provide further assistance.
     
    Martin Bar, Oct 24, 2018
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