Context Menu - Take Ownership

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How to Add Take Ownership to the Context Menu in Vista
Synopsis
This will show you how to add Take Ownership to the Context (right click) menu for all folders, files, and drives in Vista and Windows 7. This will make it easier to take ownership of items and all subfolders and subfiles in a folder to.
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
Before.jpgAfter.jpg
Default_Exe_file.jpgExe_File_After.jpg





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.






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)​
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.

That's it,
Shawn


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Brink

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mvp
Hello JT,

It's a nice idea, but unless it's uses the "runas" key, it will not "Run as administrator" and will not take ownership of anything that requires elevation to do so. :(
 

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