1.    10 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
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    how to change ownership of c drive to everyone?

    Is there a way to change ownership of the C drive to everyone?
    I tried right clicking, Security -> Add -> Everyone (check name showed ok), then set it to full control, and hit apply, but when I open a command prompt and type echo # > bla, it still fails??
    I can see its going to be hard being a developer on windows 10
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  2.    10 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    You do not want to change the ownership of the whole C: drive. Many files are system files which are locked and or Hidden. These files are set to System as the owner. These files are locked or hidden for a reason. They don't want you to mess with them. Changing permissions on System Files may make Windows unbootable.
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  3.    10 Jul 2016 #3
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    So, how else do I get the ability to echo # > bla in the command prompt from the root of c?
    I have hundreds of tools which all make dirs/files in the root of C, and I really don't feel like changing them all just because a new version of windows came out.
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  4.    10 Jul 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
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    I'm confused, why the need for permissions change in order to allow "...hundreds of tools [to] make dirs/files in the root of C..."? Very few of my programs need any help from me to install their stuff off of C-root. Are you wanting to force programs away from Program Files and Program Files (x86) and onto C:\[root]? And, have you been already forcing program installs away from PF and PF86 and onto C:\[root]?
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