Fastest Way To Take File Or Folder Ownership In Vista

by Rohit Khurana on June 19, 2009



One of our reader asked us this simple question in his mail to troublefixers

what is the fastest way to take file or folder ownership in vista ?


What is file/folder ownership?



The answer is simple, when you have the ownership of a file or folder in Windows, you can open, modify, add or delete contents from files and folders. If you don’t have ownership of a file or folder, you may get access denied errors in Windows.

See this articles for detail : Remove Access Denied Error From Folder


The most conventional way to take the file ownership is either through command prompt or through windows explorer and both of them are quite confusing to most of  the layman users. But there is a third easy way to take the ownership of any file or folder by adding the option Take Ownership on the right click context menu.



Lets discuss how implement this small hack to adding take ownership option in right click.


In order to take ownership command to right click context menu, you just need to download the following registry key and merge into your windows registry by double clicking it.


Just in case if you want to remove the ownership option from right click context menu you can download and merge the registry key inside the zip archive.


Note: The registry key is inside the zip archive you will download


Download Take / Remove Ownership Archive [ Thanks HowToGeek ]

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Andrew August 24, 2009 at 2:06 pm


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