Script to Take Ownership and Grant Full Control

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by admin, May 24, 2007.

  1. BlackberryBlake

    BlackberryBlake MDL Novice

    Oct 7, 2009
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    when i open takecontrolof the command prompt opens, runs a bunch of lines and then disappears. I assume this means it isn't working?
     
  2. ShaunL

    ShaunL MDL Novice

    Oct 15, 2009
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    Sorry to post in such an old thread, however I am having some problems.

    First, I have installed the .reg that I downloaded from page 1 of this thread. When I right click on files, it does appear in the menu, and it does appear to work. HOWEVER, it does not show up on the file that I need to take ownership on. The file is an .exe -- does that make a difference? I tested to see if it would appear on other .exe files and it does not.

    I tried doing it manually in cmd (running cmd as an administrator):

    I used quotations because there are spaces in my directory.

    Once again, this works for all the files EXCEPT the one I need to take ownership of (says success for all other files)

    and
    Please help!
     
  3. baracuda81

    baracuda81 MDL Novice

    Nov 19, 2009
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    Awesome. i erased all windows 7 system files. It works perfectly :)
    thanks
     
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Kewl So i take it you are posting this from a Linux machine. If you had erased all windows 7 system files, then you computer wouldn't boot into windows.:D
     
  5. sashafroyland

    sashafroyland MDL Novice

    Jan 25, 2010
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    Thanks Zephans. Works on Windows Server 2008 R2.

     
  6. arxakoulini

    arxakoulini MDL Novice

    Apr 15, 2010
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    it works fine.once you run it you go you file right click an then take ownership
     
  7. arxakoulini

    arxakoulini MDL Novice

    Apr 15, 2010
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    i have take ownership of my explorerframe file but wihen i try to repace it says that the file or folder is in use! whats going on?
     
  8. kelso26

    kelso26 MDL Novice

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    I have the same problem. I am using Windows 7 Traditional Chinese Version.
    I downloaded the TakeControlOf.zip file, and unzip it. It shows a non-attribute TakeControlOf file. No attribute. Just a "TakeControlOf" file... not TakeControlOf.cmd or TakeControlOf.reg file. So I opened it with notepad. It shows mojibake which contains ???? and Chinese unknown words ( I don't know the words ) and some English characters.

    like this
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    ?v8?: ;   TakeControlOf.cmdPK   ? i

    So when I run TakeControlOf.cmd (I put ".cmd" for TakeControlOf file), it didn't work.

    Then I downloaded TakeOwnership.zip file, and unzip it. Again. It is a non-attribute file. But since some people said they use it with regedit.exe, I set the TakeOwnership file to TakeOwnership.reg file, and then open regedit.exe and tried to import the TakeOwnership.reg file. It didn't work, neither. My regedit.exe showed the file is not a reg file. So I opened TakeOwnership.reg with notepad. It is also mojibake.

    like this
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    My problem is.. I try to share a folder with another PC. And I already set the shared user's rights to "read and write". I can put files in the folder and change the folder, although it's "read-only" folder. But when the shared user tried to put files into the folder, it shows "Please check if the folder is protected". And when I uncheck the folder's read-only box, it returns to read-only everytime.

    Could someone please help me to solve the problem? Or tell me how to let other PC connect to my PC and put files into my PC.
     
  9. bjjom

    bjjom MDL Novice

    Aug 28, 2010
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    Downloaded and I hope it able to solve my problem, will keep update.
     
  10. lozeki

    lozeki MDL Novice

    Nov 6, 2010
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    Thank Man!! Ya rure a biGGG Help^^ .
     
  11. optu

    optu MDL Novice

    Feb 23, 2011
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    Thank You!

    I'm not sure who to thank for this script, but you saved me big time. I somehow lost the ownership to many of the sub-folders on my server. It appeared to be a very strange issue, since it only happened to a subset of folders. But unfortunately, we're talking thousands of folders. I ran the script on each parent folder and it worked liked a champ. I just wish I would have found this script earlier. I spent days adding back the ownership manually to each folder. I can't thank you enough. :)
     
  12. fwefwef

    fwefwef MDL Novice

    Mar 19, 2011
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    THANK YOU ;);):worthy:
     
  13. radracer

    radracer MDL Novice

    Jun 10, 2011
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    thank you, i hope this works and is what am looking for.
     
  14. skmiller

    skmiller MDL Novice

    Jun 12, 2011
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    I'm really lost--I have downloaded the TakeControlOf.zip, and I extracted the file. When I click on it, I get a command/run window that flashes on the screen for about two seconds. Then nothing.

    I tried to download Windows Live Essentials--specifically wanting only the Photo/Movie app and the Writer app. For some reason, the following folder was installed, "Windows Live" in Program Files (x86). The folders inside of this folder are Companion,
    Contacts, Family Safety, Installer, Mail, Mesh, Messenger, Photo Gallery, RemoteActiveX, Shared,SOXE, Sync, Writer. I do not have permission to open any of these folders. When checking Properties, this is what I get:
    All except Family Safety show
    Size: 0 bytes
    Size on Disk: 0 Bytes
    Contains: 0 Files, 0 Folders

    Family Safety shows
    Size: 7.56 MB
    Size on Disk: 7.58 MB
    Contains 12 Files, 1 Folders

    I finally managed to uninstall Family Safety (It was the only thing that showed up in the Control Panel Programs and Features), which means that none of the folders inside the Windows Live folder contains anything. They are empty folders, but I can't delete or uninstall them. I figured the only way I'd be able to delete them would be if I could take ownership or control of them, but your program doesn't seem to do anything.

    I also tried Windows Installer Cleanup and my registry cleaner to remove them. No luck.
    :confused:

    When I try to install again, I seem to be a bit further than before, when nothing was happening, but the installation fails and I get this error message:
    Error: 0x80070643
    Source: WLXSuite

    Don't know what that's all about. . . .
     
  15. cyberdeck

    cyberdeck MDL Novice

    Sep 9, 2011
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    I cannot make this work, it scrolls past and closes.

    I cannot make this work, it scrolls past and closes.

    How do you make it stop so you can actually use it?????????????????/
     
  16. cfedd

    cfedd MDL Novice

    Feb 18, 2012
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    Wow!!! I've been looking for hours to find something like this... Thought I'd have to resort to doing it manually and that was not fun. I had reinstalled windows and couldn't delete the old windows files.

    I was getting "You need permission to perform this action." But I had administrative rights, I looked for different programes to get permissions or to delete but nothing worked. I found out more about Windows 7 permissions than I needed to. :)

    You are the man! Mucho Gracias!!!!
     
  17. Van231

    Van231 MDL Novice

    Apr 18, 2013
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    Thank you very much. Appreciated!