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  1.    13 Jan 2016 #21
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0 Build 10586)

    No unfortunately I don't. I just reformatted my computer. Wiped everything.
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  2.    08 Feb 2016 #22
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,535
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonely nerd View Post
    I already took ownership and deleted the folder. Now I realize that it removed the search function. How can I restore the search function/get the files back?
    For the future reference, SFC scan restores files back.

    SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    15 Apr 2016 #23
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Bazz View Post
    This is how to permanently disable Cortana, first start into safe mode and navigate to C:/Windows/SystemApps/Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy you will need to Take Ownership of the Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy folder and then delete the file SearchUI.exe. If anyone knows how to remover it from the start menu it would be much appreciated.

    How do I take ownership of the file
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  4.    15 Apr 2016 #24
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 15,631
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14951

    Quote Originally Posted by killerfurze View Post
    How do I take ownership of the file
    Hello killerfurze, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Here you go.

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10


    Owner of Files and Folders - Change in Windows 10
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  5.    21 Jun 2016 #25
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Home

    I followed these instructions on my PC and it worked fine. Trying to do it on my tablet, and when I try to rename the file. a message comes up saying I will need administrator's permission, so I click OK, and it keeps saying "try again". I have an Administrator's account, which worked fine on my PC, but for some reason the administrator's account on my tablet isn't good enough. Any ideas? Both computers use Windows 10 Pro, and I am getting Insider Previews on both.
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  6.    21 Jun 2016 #26
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 15,631
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14951

    Hello learhrpaws,

    You'll need to take ownership of the file first.

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10
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  7.    4 Weeks Ago #27
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Home

    For those who want to reinstall Cortana, and (foolishly) did not backup their OS, or create a Restore point:
    Microsoft has a downloadable version of Cortana. After installing it, update Windows to get the latest version.
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