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Take ownership of a folder in Microsoft Windows

In order to take ownership of an special folder so you can write and create files within follow this steps

1. Right-click the file or folder, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.

2. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.

3. Click Edit.

4. In the Change owner to box, click the new owner.

5. If you want to take ownership of the subfolders, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.

6. Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:

You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?

All permissions will be replaced if you click Yes.
7. Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.

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It says it cant cresat the directory C:\Users\n\appdata


Try running the software as Administrator; right click on the exe or shorcut and choose "Run As Administrator. That should hopefully solve the issue.
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How to Make Invisible Password Protected Folder Submitted by Srikanth on Thursday, 10 December 200930 Comments Do you want to password protect your folder? Do you want to make it invisible so that it remains unnoticed by the normal users? Well here is a way to do that. In this post I will show you how to make a password protected folder in Windows without using any additional software. Here is is step by step procedure to create a password protected folder. How to create a Password Protected Folder Step-1: Create a new folder (Right-click -> New -> Folder) and give it any name of your choice. For instance I name it as ABC. Step-2: Now in this folder place all the important files, documents or any folders that you want to password protect. Step-3: Now Right-click on this folder (ABC) and select the option Send To -> Compressed (zipped) Folder. Step-4: Now a new compressed zipped folder gets created next this folder (ABC) with the same name. Step-5: Double-click on this compressed zipped folder and you should see your original folder (ABC) here. Step-6: Now goto the File menu and select the option Add a password. ie: File -> Add a password Now a small window will pop up and here you can set your desired password. Once the password is set, the folder will ask for the password every time it is opened. Thus you have now created the password protected folder. How to make it Invisible Step-1: Now Right-click on this password protected folder and select Properties. Step-2: At the bottom select the option Hidden and press OK. Now your folder gets invisible (hidden). Step-3: In order to unhide this folder go to My Computer ? >Tools -> Folder options. Switch to View tab, scroll down and under Hidden files and folders you?ll see the following two options Do not show hidden files and folders Show hidden files and folders Now select the second option and press OK. Now the invisible folder becomes visible in it?s location. To access it you need the password. To make it invisible again repeat step -1 through step-3 and select the first option and click OK. Now the folder becomes invisible once again. I hope you like this post. Pass your comments!! Cheers

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hi, I'm having problem opening my backup file from my USB that I copy from my old laptop to my new laptop. When I try to open the back up file their is an error saying: unable to open file. file maybe locked or in use,or access privileges maybe incorrect. I can open the file from another folder, but I don't know how to copy all the company files to the Local hard drive. I am very confused. I don't know what to do, i tried so many different things from sharing to copying so many times,still no success. Please help I need to send my BAS activity asap.


you need to to take ownership of a file or a folder then copy them over
How to take ownership of a fileYou must have ownership of a protected file in order to access it. If another user has restricted access and you are the computer administrator, you can access the file by taking ownership.

To take ownership of a file, follow these steps:
  1. Right-click the file that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
  3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
  4. In the Name list, click Administrator, or click the Administrators group, and then click OK.

    The administrator or the administrators group now owns the file.
To change the permissions on the file that you now own, follow these steps:
  1. Click Add.
  2. In the Enter the object names to select (examples) list, type the user or group account that you want to have access to the file. For example, type Administrator.
  3. Click OK.
  4. In the Group or user names list, click the account that you want, and then select the check boxes of the permissions that you want to assign that user.
  5. When you are finished assigning permissions, click OK.
  6. You can now access the file.
How to take ownership of a folderYou must have ownership of a protected folder in order to access it. If another user has restricted access and you are the computer administrator, you can access the folder by taking ownership.

To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps:
  1. Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
  3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
  4. In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of the folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
  5. Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message: You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?All permissions will be replaced if you click Yes.

    Note folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.
  6. Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.

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How to take ownership of a file loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); You must have ownership of a protected file in order to access it. If another user has restricted access and you are the computer administrator, you can access the file by taking ownership.

To take ownership of a file, follow these steps:
  1. Right-click the file that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
  3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
  4. In the Name list, click Administrator, or click the Administrators group, and then click OK.

    The administrator or the administrators group now owns the file.
To change the permissions on the file that you now own, follow these steps:
  1. Click Add.
  2. In the Enter the object names to select (examples) list, type the user or group account that you want to have access to the file. For example, type Administrator.
  3. Click OK.
  4. In the Group or user names list, click the account that you want, and then select the check boxes of the permissions that you want to assign that user.
  5. When you are finished assigning permissions, click OK.
  6. You can now access the file.
How to take ownership of a folder loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); You must have ownership of a protected folder in order to access it. If another user has restricted access and you are the computer administrator, you can access the folder by taking ownership.

To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps:
  1. Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
  3. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
  4. In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of the folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
  5. Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message: You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?All permissions will be replaced if you click Yes.

    Note folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.
  6. Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.

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