Windows 10: How to take ownership of system files via CMD? Solved

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       24 Aug 2015 #1

    How to take ownership of system files via CMD?

    Google failed me this, people mentioned using setacl/subinacl, but no idea, how to use it.
    Running typical commands as admin does not work for system folders/files. Like those:

    takeown /f "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender" /a /r /d y
    icacls "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender" /grant Mikai:f /t /c
    icacls "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender" /setowner "Mikai" /t /c

    EDIT: Got it, better late than never. For the current user and for admins. :)

    takeown /s %computername% /u %username% /f "%SystemDrive%\Users\Public\Desktop" /r /d y
    icacls "%SystemDrive%\Users\Public\Desktop" /grant:r %username%:(OI)(CI)F /t /l /q /c
    takeown /f "%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows Defender" /a /r /d y
    icacls "%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows Defender" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /t /l /q /c
    Last edited by TairikuOkami; 09 Sep 2017 at 14:17.
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