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    Context Menu - Take Ownership
    How to Add Take Ownership to the Context Menu in Vista
    Published by Brink is offline
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    Context Menu - Take Ownership

    How to Add Take Ownership to the Context Menu in Vista


    information   Information
    This will add Take Ownership to the Context (right click) menu for all folders, files, and drives in Vista and Windows 7.

    Application files, (EX: EXE, CMD, MSI) will still have Run as administrator instead of Take Ownership in the context menu.

    When you use take ownership on a folder, it will take ownership of all the files and subfolders inside the folder to.


    Tip   Tip

    warning   Warning
    This Take Ownership context menu item needs to be used while logged on to an administrator account for it work.
    EXAMPLE: Before and After Context Menus
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    STEP ONE

    Add or Remove Take Ownership

    1. To Add Take Ownership
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Add_Take_Ownership.reg
    download
    B) Go to step 3.
    2. To Remove Take Ownership
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Remove_Take_Ownership.reg
    download
    3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.

    4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

    5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC-Vista) or Yes (UAC-Windows 7), Yes, and OK when prompted.

    6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
    Tip   Tip
    After you have taking ownership of the file, you may still need to "Allow" your user account "Full Control" of the file before you will have full permission to access it. See steps 11 to 22 in the tutorial below for how.

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    STEP TWO

    How to Use Take Ownership

    1. Right click on a folder, file, or drive.
    NOTE: When you use Take Ownership on a folder, it will take ownership of all the files and subfolders within that folder to.

    warning   Warning
    Do not take ownership of the drive that you have Windows installed on. If you do, you will end up having to reinstall Windows.


    2. Click on Take Ownership. (See Example at top)

    3. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.

    4. You will see a command window pop-up and then go away when it's finished. (See example screenshot below)
    Context Menu - Take Ownership-command_window.jpg
    5. The folder or file has been taken ownership of.
    NOTE:
    A) You can verify from METHOD TWO step 7 here: How to Take Ownership of a Item in Vista
    B) It will have your user name listed as the owner.
    Tip   Tip
    After you have taking ownership of the file, you may still need to "Allow" your user account "Full Control" of the file before you will have full permission to access it. See steps 11 to 22 in the tutorial below for how.

    Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
    That's it,
    Shawn




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    That was amazing! Thank you.

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    Re: Context Menu - Take Ownership

    Your welcome Not liking Vista.

    Welcome to the forum.

    Shawn

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    Re: Context Menu - Take Ownership

    i used windows manager but its good to know how to do it another way.

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    Re: Context Menu - Take Ownership

    Hi Salpap,

    Yeah, this can come in handy if you need to take ownership alot, or need to take ownership of a bunch of sub folders and files.

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    Re: Context Menu - Take Ownership

    Does this work for individual files, or just folders?

    Example.....I have a back-up (file) of my favorites on a CD/RW disk, and when I wanted to overwrite it with a more recent version, Vista wouldn't let me do it, even with Admin privs.

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    Re: Context Menu - Take Ownership

    Hi Clark,

    It works for either one.

    Shawn

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    Re: Context Menu - Take Ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hi Clark,

    It works for either one.

    Shawn

    I'm trying to run an application, and have tried all that I can think of to get permission for it to run a dll, but it continues to tell me I don't have permission. It's my machine, for crying out loud. I'm supposed to not have to ask for permission.

    Anyway, I tried the "takeownership" thing, and it tells me I have ownership. When I look at the permissions, it says I have full acess, yet I still can't run the dll.

    This is not a system file or directory, it's just a graphics program by Ogre.

    Why can't I get permission? This is confusing!

    Thanks for any feedback.

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    Re: Context Menu - Take Ownership

    Hi Thales,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    Is the program by Ogre compatible with Vista?

    You may need to right click the program and use "Run as Administrator" on it to open the .dll file.

    Shawn

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    Re: Context Menu - Take Ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hi Thales,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    Is the program by Ogre compatible with Vista?

    You may need to right click the program and use "Run as Administrator" on it to open the .dll file.

    Shawn
    Thanks, Shawn.

    "Run as Adminstrator" did the trick!

    Great!

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