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How to Take Ownership of a File or a Folder in Windows 8.1
How to Take Ownership of a File or a Folder in Windows 8.1
11-19-2013 - 08:24 PM
 blackguy
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In some circumstances, you have to manually replace a corrupted system file, rename or delete a system file or folder. However, you always receive a warning each time, says: “You need permission to perform this action” and you cannot go ahead.
If you want to access a file or a folder that you do not have rights to, you must take ownership of that file or folder then grant access permission to it. When you do this, you replace the security permissions that were originally created for the file or folder.
In this tutorial, we will show you How to take ownership of a file or a folder to which you are denied access. 

You must be logged on to Windows 8.1 as an administrator in order to change security permissions for a file or a folder. If the computer is your personal computer, you are likely already logged on with an administrator account. If the computer is part of a network at work, you might have to ask the system administrator for help. 

To take ownership of a file, follow these steps:

 1. Select the file you want to take ownership> click on the Share tab > click on the Advanced Security button
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2. Click on Change link
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3. Click on the Advanced button
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4. Click on the Find Now button
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5. Select your user then click on the OK button.
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6. Click on the OK button
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7. Now you can see your user at the Owner field. Then click on the OK button
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You now takes ownership of the file and will be ready to grant access permission to it.


To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps:

1. 
Select the folder you want to take ownership> click on the Share tab > click on the Advanced Security button
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2. Click on Change link
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3. Click on the Advanced button
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4. Click on the Find Now button
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5. Select your user then click on the OK button.
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6. Click on the OK button
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7. If you want to change the ownership of all subfolders and files in that folder, check the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" box. Now click on the Apply button.
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8. If a Windows Security warning appears, Click on OK.
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You now takes ownership of the folder (and all contents in it) and will be ready to grant access permission to it.



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(This post was last modified: 11-21-2013 03:38 AM by blackguy.)
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