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How to take file ownership in Windows 7 and Windows Vista

How to take file ownership in Windows Vista and Windows 7

Below is a link for a registry edit that will allow you to take full control of a file and grant your user name full access to the file. This is a great tool for system administrators and service techs because if you have to repair a system file you may not have the permissions to replace the file.

The other great option is if you ever have to reinstall your Windows Vista or Windows 7 system only the user has access to their user files. So for the administrator to get access to the files he can run this feature so that he can backup needed info quickly. Also note if you are transferring data from your old computer to your new computer you will still need this because the computer key is different. So even if your profile name on the computer is the same name with the same profile name you will still need to get file ownership to transfer your profile files from your old computer's hard drive.

Here is what you will need to do

1. Go to http://www.issken.com/Tech_Corner_Downloads/File_Ownership/own.zip to download this file.

2. Unzip the registry file

3. Right click on the own.reg file and select MERGE. This make the registry modification.
Note you will need to be a computer Administrator to MERGE the registry file. Also it is aways a good idea to backup your registry before making any changes.

4. Next highlight and right click on the folder/file you want to take ownership of and select TAKE OWNERSHIP. Note if you take control of a folder all the files under this point you will get control of. In addition if you are doing a profile you may have to wait awhile as it will run through all the temp and system files as well. Also note if you are having hard drive problems where the drive table was corrupted you may have to take control of the files one at a time because the sub directory connections are broken.



After the command window closes then you should have access to the files that you ran TAKE OWNERSHIP on.

Note if you go to the link below it will give you the registry file to remove the TAKE OWNERSHIP option from the computer.

http://www.issken.com/Tech_Corner_Downloads/File_Ownership/own_rem.zip

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It happens when the Software that is not Windows Vista capable (such as printer software, CD burning software, and games) may have modified the registry to cause the optical drive to not function.

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Thanks and regards,

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Hi,

It happens when the Software that is not Windows Vista capable (such as printer software, CD burning software, and games) may have modified the registry to cause the optical drive to not function.

Please follow the steps below:

1.From the Windows Vista default Start menu, point to All Programs, Accessories, and then clickRun.
2.In the Run dialog box, type: Regedit. Click OK.
3.In the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
4.In the Registry Editor window, locate and then click to select the following registry subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/{4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
5.From the File menu, click Export.
6.In the File name dialog box, type: Savedkey, and then click Save.
7.Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type UpperFilters file, and then from the Edit menu, clickDelete. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
8.Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type LowerFilters file, and then from the Edit menu, clickDelete. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
9.In the Registry Editor window, from the File menu, click Exit.
10.Shut down Windows® and restart the computer.

Thanks and regards,

Anil.B.R

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