How To Take Ownership Of Administrative Files and Folders On Windows 10/8/7

How To Take Ownership Of Administrative Files and Folders On Windows 10/8/7.

If you’ve ever been denied access to a file or folder in Windows, chances are you need to take ownership of them with your user account. Here’s how.

In Windows, a user that has ownership of a file or folder has implicit rights to change permissions on that object. That user is also always allowed to access the file or folder—even when other permissions seemingly contradict that access. When you create a file or folder, the user account under which you’re logged in automatically gets ownership.

But you might occasionally run into a situation where you need to take ownership of a file or folder. Maybe you’ve got files or folders that were created by a user account that has since been deleted. Maybe you’ve got a hard drive from another PC that you’re working on. Or maybe you just need access to a particular system file—like “notepad.exe”— so you can apply a hack. Whatever your reason, here’s the official way to take ownership of a file or folder. And once you’ve learned how to do it, why not make it even easier and add a “Take Ownership” command right to your context menu?

This tutorial will apply for computers, laptops, desktops,and tablets running the Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 operating systems.Works for all major computer manufactures (Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Toshiba, Lenovo, Samsung).


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20 thoughts on “How To Take Ownership Of Administrative Files and Folders On Windows 10/8/7

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  2. Brother by mistake i have denied all permission including read and removed all the user .now i am unable to open local disk c .help me

  3. It's weird that all my hard drives have SYSTEM as owner. I'm the only user and I should have admin priviliges.

  4. BRO you are a life saver! I almost cried when I accidentally locked my most important folder ever! To make it worst, I also lost my system restore file. I had to do this to over a hundred files, it takes time but at least I know how to now. I Subscribe!

  5. Hi, I am trying to take ownership of a folder in my external HDD but it's taking very very long and not getting completed even after 2 hours. Please advise the course of action in this scenario. Thanks

  6. Trying to access my old User folder after installing a new ssd on my laptop. Followed the steps but still unable to after clicking apply like 2:46. Please help.

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