Taking Ownership

Posted on 2005-04-16
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Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I have had to take ownership of a file.  I can't however open any of the documents inside the file after taking ownership.  I need to know how I can look at these documents and put them onto a disk.
Question by:abolla
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rossfingal earned 2000 total points
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To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps:
Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of -
and then click Properties.
Click the Security tab -
and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator -
or click the Administrators group.
If you want to take ownership of the contents of that folder -
select the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" check box.
Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:

"You do not have permission to read the contents of directory (folder name).
Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?"

All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes.

(Note folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.)

Click OK, and then reapply the permisions and
security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.


Author Comment

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Thank you!
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Expert Comment

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Glad someone here could help!

Thanks and good luck!

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