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Unable to take ownership of directories in Vista

Posted on 2007-04-09
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I recently purchased a new system with Vista Ultimate pre-installed, so I thought I give vista a shot.  My old PC was running XP Pro and using NTFS-all of my data was located on a secondary hard drive.  I've connected the second drive to my Vista PC and I can see files and folders on the secondary drive, however, I am unable to move, copy or view any of the documents-I constantly receive access denied errors.  I can however, move, copy and view files from the boot drive to the second drive without issue.  
My login account is part of  domain admins, and I have full admin. privileges to the local system.   I'm unable to take ownership of any files or directories on the secondary drive.  

Is there a “Vista” way of taking ownership of my older XP files?
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The normal process is
1) Right Click on the File or Folder that you wish to take ownership of and select properties from the menu that appears.

2) Click on the Security Tab > Click on the  Advanced Button

3) Click on Owner Tab > Click on Edit button that has a picure of the Windows Shield

4) Confirm UAC warning that appears

5) Change ownership as you would in XP.

You need to have admin rights of course !

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