Simple way to Take Ownership in Vista, Win7

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Simple way to Take Ownership in Vista, Win7

Postby progster » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:43 pm

If you are having ownership issues with files or directories in Vista or Win7, you may need an easy way to take ownership.

You can find code and instructions here for putting the TakeOwnership capability into the right-click context menu.

It's a registry hack, but a minor one. For those who would like to study in advance, or backcheck the download, here are the commands which change the registry:


The result you get is this:


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