Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Windows Vista: Taking Ownership of a Folder

In Windows Vista even with administrator rights, you're not automatically granted access to all folders. This is a security feature. In order to get access to that file or folder you need to take ownership of it.
  • Open the Windows Explorer, and navigate to the file or folder that you want to take over the ownership on.
  • Right-click it, and select Properties
  • Click on the Security tab.
  • Press the Advanced button.
  • Click the Owner tab.
  • Press the Edit button.
  • Select the user account you want to grant ownership rights.
  • Press the OK button.
A pop-up dialog will alert you that you've taken ownership of the object, press the OK button to continue. You should now be able to access the file or folder.

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