In the previous tutorial, you have learned How to Take Ownership of a File or a Folder in Windows 8.1. That method has many technical steps and some users feel it’s difficult to follow. That’s the reason why we will introduce this useful tip to add the “Take Ownership” option to your context (right-click) menu. You will find that the “Take Ownership” action now is really easy and convenient.
I. Add “Take Ownership” to right-click menu Step 1:
Click on the below Download button to download and unzip the file then you will have the Add_Take_Ownership.reg file.
Double-click on that .reg file to run it.
Click on Run if prompted by Security Warning
Click on Yes if prompted by User Account Control
Click on Yes to add.
When the Registry Editor says that the Add_Take_Ownership.reg had been successfully added to the registry, click on OK to close it.
Now right-click on any folder or file (excluding .exe, .cmd, .bat) you will easily take ownership of it.
II. Remove “Take Ownership” from right-click menu Step 1:
Click on the below Download button to download and unzip the file then you will have the Remove_Take_Ownership.regfile.
Double-click on that .reg file to run it
and click on Run (Security Warning), Yes (User Account Control), OK (Registry Editor) just like in these above pictures.
Now you will no longer see the Take Ownership entry in the right-click menu.