Hello everybody! This video will show you how to take ownership of a file or folder and get access to view and edit them. If you are refused access to a file or folder when you are trying to open or edit them in Windows, it means you don’t have the right to access or edit such objects.
In Windows, the user who is the owner of a file or folder will automatically gain the right to modify access, read and edit rights for an object. This type of user will always have the right to access a file or folder. When creating a file or folder, the user account which you used to enter the system is automatically assigned owner’s rights.
However, you may need to change the current owner rights so that they belong to you or to another user. It can be caused by deleting a user account, having several users work with one computer at the same time, or by using a hard disk from another computer. Changing the owner of inaccessible files and folders will be the best solution to such problems.
To do it:
• Right-click on the file or folder and select “Properties” in the menu.
• Go to the tab “Security” and click on “Advanced.”
• In the “Advanced Security Settings” window that opens click on “Change” in the line “Owner.”
• In the next window “User or Group” specify the name of the user account in the field “Enter the object name to select” and click “Check names.” If you gave the correct name, it should change to show the path to full user name, with the name of the computer before it.
• After that, click OK.
• Returning to the “Advanced Security Settings” window, you will see that your user account is now shown as the object owner.
• If this object is a folder, under the Owner line you will also see an option “Replace owner on subcontainers and objects.” Make sure that the box is checked and click Apply.
• Confirm your action in the User Account Control Window by clicking “Yes.”
• After that, try opening the folder, which refused access at first. As yo…