Take Ownership of file

How to Take Ownership of a Item in Vista and Windows 7


information   Information
This will show you how to take Ownership of a file, folder, registry key, or drive where you have been denied access to allow you to give full control of it so that you will be able to delete or modify this item. When you do this, you replace the security permissions to have access.

Note   Note
You will quickly notice that you cannot delete or modify system files, even as administrator in Vista. This is because Vista system files are owned by the TrustedInstaller service by default, and Windows File Protection will keep them from being overwritten. You will encounter a "Access Denied" error.

Tip   Tip

  • If you are trying to delete a folder, then sometimes you will need to delete the contents within the subfolders first before you will be able to delete the main folder itself.
  • The hidden My ..... folders are actually a Junction Point to the real username user folders. They cannot be modified since they are not a real location. EX: My Documents for C:\Users\(your username)\Documents
  • For more on junction points, see: jimmah.com: Why do I get an Access Denied error when trying to open a folder?
  • Sometimes you will need to move the file to the desktop or a user folder first before Vista will allow changes to be made to it. You can then move the file back afterwards.
  • You will sometimes need to take ownership of Files and folders created in another operating system when migrated into Vista.
warning   Warning
This can only be done while logged on to a administrator account. Deleting or modifying system files without knowing what you are doing may lead to eratic behavior from Vista. Even complete system failure with full data loss.


EXAMPLE: You need permission to perform this action
NOTE:
You will see this Access Denied with the Try Again type message when your user account or group does not have Ownership of the file. Clicking on the Try Again does nothing.
Need_Permission.jpg





OPTION ONE
Take Ownership of Item Using Context Menu






OPTION TWO
Take Ownership of Item in Command Prompt

EX: To Take Ownership of this System file:
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\winload.exe.mui

EX: User name to Take Ownership with: Brink
2. In the elevated command prompt, type the command below and press Enter to take ownership of the file.​
NOTE: Substitute full path of file with the full path of the file that you want to take ownership of within quotes.
takeown /f "full path of file"
For example:
takeown /f "C:\Windows\System32\en-US\winload.exe.mui"

3. A message will be displayed that this completed successfully. This will give you ownership of the file.​
4. In the same elevated command prompt, type the command below and press Enter to grant a user full control of the file.​
NOTE: Substitute full path of file with the full path of the file from step 2 within quotes , and (user name) with your user name.
icacls "full path of file" /grant (user name):F
For example:
Code:
icacls "[B][COLOR=red]C:\Windows\System32\en-US\winload.exe.mui[/COLOR][/B]" /grant [B][COLOR=red]Brink[/COLOR][/B]:F

5. A message will be displayed that this completed successfully.​
NOTE: You should be able to delete or modify the file now. If you still can't, you may need to reboot into Safe Mode and try this again. It may vary according to the file. Some are more stubborn.




OPTION THREE
To Manually Take Ownership of a Item

1. Go to the file, folder, drive, or registry key you want to delete or modify.​
NOTE: For example, the system file:
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\winload.exe.mui

2. For a File, Folder, or Drive
A) Right click on the file, folder, or drive and click on Properties.​
WARNING: Do not do this to the hard drive partition that Vista is installed on. It can mess up the boot files.​
For example, the file: winload.exe.mui

B) Go to step 4​

3. For a Registry Key
A) Click on the key in the left pane to highlight the registry key (folder).​
B) Right click on the key and click on Permissions, or click on Edit (Menu Bar) and Permissions.​

4. Click on the Security tab and on the Advanced button. (See screenshots below)​
Properties1.jpg
Registry_Advanced.jpg

5. Click on the Owner tab. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: For a Registry key, go to step 8 after this.​
WARNING: You should make note of who the current Owner is so you can change it back to it later if you like.​
6. Click on the Edit button.​
7. If prompted by UAC, click on Continue.​
Owner.jpg

8. Under the Change owner to section, click on your user account name and click on OK. (See screenshots below​
NOTE: If you have a check box for Replace owner on subcontainers and objects, then check it if you want to take ownership of them as well. You will not see this option when taking ownership of just a file. Only with a folder.
EX. Username: Moderator (Computer Name/Username)​
Owner2.jpg
Owner2_Folder.jpg

9. Click on OK at the Security pop-up window. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: For a Registry Key, you will not see steps 9 to 12. Go to step 13.​
Security.jpg

10. Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 7)​
11. Click on the Edit button. (See screenshot below)​
Properties2.jpg

12. If prompted, click on Continue in the UAC prompt.​
13. Click on the Add button. (See screenshot below)​
Permissions.jpg

14. To Type in Your User Account Name
NOTE: If your user account name is already listed, then do step 15 instead.​
A) Type in your user account name in the box under Enter the objects name to select. (See left screenshot below)​
NOTE: For example, Moderator. If you needed to restore TrustedInstaller as the owner, then see: How to Restore TrustedInstaller as Owner of a File in Vista
B) Click on the Check Names button.​
NOTE: If the username is found, then see right screenshot below. If it is not found, then go to step 15 below to select it.​
C) Go to step 16.​
Select_User_Groups1.jpg
Select_User_Groups2.jpg


15. To Select Your User Account name
A) Click on the Advanced button. (See left screenshot above)​
B) Click on the Find Now button. (See screenshot below)​
C) Under Search results, click on your user account name to highlight it.​
NOTE: For example, Moderator. If this is for something like a Flash USB drive, you may also want to select Everyone and give it full permission to. This way you will be able to access it from any user account.
D) Click on OK.​
Advanced_Select.jpg


16. Click on OK. (See right screenshot above step 15)​
17. Click on your user account name to highlight it. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: For example, Moderator (Computer Name/Username)
18. Check the box for Full Control.​
NOTE: For more information on these permission choices, see: Windows Help and How-to: What are Permissions?
19. Click on OK.​
NOTE: For a Registry Key, you will not see steps 20 and 21. Go to step 22.​
Permissions2.jpg

20. Click on Yes in Windows Security pop-up. (See screenshot below)​
Confirmation.jpg

21. Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 11)​
22. Your Done. You can now delete or modify the item.​
23. If you wanted to, repeat the steps and change the Owner back to the previous owner you noted from step 5 above.​
That's it,
Shawn



 

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Zchelter

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Hi Brink,

really nice tutorial, awesome ...

sorry to ask :

... "INFO: This will add Take Ownership to the Context (right click) menu for all folders and files in Vista, except Application files." ...

is it only applicable for a folders and files ?

i have a problems with External Drive (USB External Drive 180GB), it said "Access Denied" and the status of Ownerships is "unknown", i did change the ownership, but still received message : "F:\ Access Denied" but so far haven't try the manual step, i did try the auto step.

FYI : i used Windows Vista Business 32bit, and my External Drive is working find when i plug in PC with Windows XP SP2

I'll post again after i try the manual step.

Thank you
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hi Zchelter,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

Sorry, the Automatic way with the added Context menu will only work for files (except application files) and folders. :(

Method Two step 2, will allow you to take ownership of the External Dive manually.

Shawn
 

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prblmchild65

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Ok, I am so computer illiterate on this stuff, I think I need pictures...haha. I am trying to delete the msn folder. Been having issues with the messenger part. But it keeps saying I need permission to delete it. Can it be deleted? And is there anyone that can walk me thru this step by step because all that up at the top was Greek to me. Thanks in advance. And my apologies for not understanding this.
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hi prblmchild65,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

Did you already uninstall Windows Live Messenger from Programs and Features?

What is the full path and name of the folder you are wanting to delete?

Shawn
 

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prblmchild65

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Ok have uninstalled. And had a friend talk me thru the process. Nothing seemed to work. So, I fixed the problem I was having by just creating a new profile under msn messenger. So far, the problem is gone. But, thanks to a wonderful friend, I now have this site so that I can see about fixing a few minor glitches I have been having. Thanks for everything.;)
 

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Brink

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mvp
prblmchild65,

I'm glad to hear you resolved your problem. Thank you for the feedback.

Shawn
 

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Brink

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mvp
Your welcome killerchronic.
 

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Raylisen

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This did not work for me, none of the options worked.

I have a folder, not a system folder, that will simply not allow me to access. My computer is my personal computer so my account is the set admin for it.

The folders are:
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\<steamid>\garrysmod\garrysmod\lua_temp\autorun
&
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\<steamid>\garrysmod\garrysmod\lua_temp\weapons

I tried every method mentioned, I did the automatic, but instead of getting that command prompt screen with the successes, it was a very brief window with a failed message.

I tried the manual command prompt method, but it simply told me it was an invalid argument (I think that only works for files?)

The security tab/ownership tab thing didn't work either. I followed the instructions in the Windows help tab about taking ownership of a folder. That didn't work either.

Please advice.
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hi Raylisen,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

You might give it a try in Safe Mode to see if you are allowed access there.

Another option that work better for you is to use the free program Unlocker on it. Instructions on how to use it are at the site below to. It only works on the 32 bit version of Vista though.

UNLOCKER 1.8.6 BY CEDRICK 'NITCH' COLLOMB

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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Stefano

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Hi.
Only turned to this forum out of desperation as I have been unable to delete a video file.
Excellent forum and advice! After working a long night, I went home and followed instructions to take ownership of the file via Method One.Being of the older generation and not well-up on the technical side of things, the method was idiot-proof and allowed me to delete the file straight away. Thank you and keep up the excellent work !
Stefano
 

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Brink

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mvp
Your welcome Stefano, and welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

Shawn
 

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TomBoy

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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: wmplayer.exe
Application Version: 11.0.6001.7000
Application Timestamp: 47919356
Fault Module Name: msvcrt.dll
Fault Module Version: 7.0.6001.18000
Fault Module Timestamp: 4791a727
Exception code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00009b30
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hi TomBoy, and welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

Not sure what your question is. :confused:

From the error message, it looks like Windows Media Player (WMP) is crashing on you. If this is the case, it may have a bad plug-in installed causing it. In WMP, click on Tools, Plug-ins, and Options. Next, Remove any plug-in you think may be the cause until you find it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
I think I have a related problem, but am not sure. If this is the wrong place to ask, please direct me to the correct one.

The situation:
I have a folder named Documents on partition Data ( E: , The folder is hidden and I haven't been able to unhide it despite carrying out (or trying to carry out) your instructions. I do have access to the folder and was even able to drag the subfolders into another folder on Data ( E: , but I find it very weird that the folder does not show up on Data ( E: , To illustrate what I mean I put two screen shots online:


missing folder


The questions:
Am I right in thinking this is a question of ownership or have I somehow messed up a systems folder?

Your help would be much appreciated.
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hi A. Translator,

I'm not sure why this is happening, strange. I do not believe it will be a permission issue though. You might also post this question in the General Discussion forum and the Vista General newsgroup sections to see if anyone may know of a solution for this.

Shawn
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

TeeFran

Member
Hello. I just found this place and I hope you can help.I can't take ownership of a music file or folder to move it to another folder location on the hard drive. I tried your steps through the cmd, and I get error messages like "invalid argument/option" or "file doesn't exist" (yet it is there in windows explorer in that folder). I have changed the owner in properties and I still get Destination folder access denied. You need permission to...etc. etc. etc. This is not the only song/folder that I'm having problems attempting to move/delete. Hope I'm making sense. OH, version of Vista is Home premium 32bit. Gateway laptop.Thanks in advance for help.
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hi TeeFran,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

What is the location (full path) of the file or folder on your hard drive and it's name, and where are you trying to move/copy it to?

Shawn
 

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System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
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