[Tip] Add “Take Ownership” Option in Files and Folders Context Menu in Windows

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Many times you need to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows. For example, when you want to customize Windows UI and need to replace existing system files with a new one.

You have to follow no. of steps to take ownership and grant yourself full permission to access the file or folder. But now you can do it in a single step.

You just need to download following zip file and extract it. You'll get a .REG file. Run the file and accept the confirmation:

Download "Take Ownership" Registry Script

It'll add an extra option "Take ownership" in file and folder context menu:

Now you can right-click on any file or folder and select "Take ownership" option. It'll make you the owner of the file or folder and you can perform your desired operation on that file or folder.

An extra uninstallation registry script is also available in the ZIP file in case you want to remove the option from context menu.

NOTE: If you face any problem while taking ownership of a file or folder using context menu option, you can try to take the ownership manually using the method given in following tutorial:

[Guide] How to Take Ownership (Permission) of a File or Folder Manually in Windows?





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