Take Ownership Of Files And Folders In Windows 8

If you have spent any considerable amount of time in customizing the default look and feel of Vista/Windows 7 without using third-party tools , you probably know how to take ownership of a file or folder in Vista and Windows 7.

Take Ownership In Windows 8

Just like Vista and Windows 7, the latest Windows 8 also requires you to take ownership of a system file or folder before editing it. That is, if you want to modify a file or folder in Windows 8, you need to take the ownership of the particular file or folder to be able to edit it.

 

 

In this guide, we will show you how to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows 8:

 

Step 1: Download the Take Ownership zip file from here.

 

Step 2: Extract the zip onto the desktop to get Install Take Ownership and Uninstall Take Ownership files.

Take Ownership Of Files And Folders In Windows 8

Step 3: Double-click on Install Take Ownership file and click Yes for the prompt. You have just added Take Ownership option to the context menu!

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Step 4: To take ownership of a file or folder, right-click on the file or folder, and then select Take Ownership option. You are done!

Take Ownership In Windows 8

NOTE: The Take Ownership zip file that you have downloaded also includes an uninstall file. Simply double-click on the Uninstall Take Ownership file and click Yes for the prompt to remove Take Ownership option from context menu (right-click menu).

Comments

  1. Trey says

    you are the freaking best.I went through so much trying to claim my own file so i can delete it.this worked.

  2. Kirty says

    Thank you SO MUCH!! I’ve been battling moving up in operating systems and have been locked out of deleting my own files. I’m so delighted. Works so well. This the is the most streamlined help I’ve received from anyone, anywhere.

  3. Ali MZ says

    Thank you. Take Ownership Of Files And Folders In Windows 8 was an issue I was unable to solve. Thank u again

  4. Bobbit says

    Worked perfectly on unwanted system files and folders created in Windows.Old folder when I moved from Windows XP to Windows 8. Thanks very, very much.

  5. Rebecca says

    When I did this it did not give Windows8 as the location. I tried it anyway, but it would not allow me to take ownership of a folder. Any advice?

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