Windows 10: Can't delete folder

  1.    17 Aug 2016 #1

    Can't delete folder

    When I right click on a folder I see "open" but I don't see any "take ownership" menu.

    Don Cole
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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       17 Aug 2016 #2

    Your Subject line and question are 2 different things, which are you asking about?
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  3.    17 Aug 2016 #3

    I'm trying to delete a folder on my desktop.
    When I try, I get "you don't have permission".
    I read in some older posts, that the way to do this right click the folder and select Take Ownership from the context menu.

    Problem is my context menu doesn't have Take Ownership in the menu.

    Don Cole
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       17 Aug 2016 #4

    Hell Don, :)

    The "Take Ownership" context menu is not part of Windows 10 by default. You can add it using the tutorial below though.
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  5.    17 Aug 2016 #5

    I went through all that and restarted my computer still no take Ownership.

    I'm not sure about the merge part. When I double clicked the "Add_Take_Ownership_to_context_menu.reg" on my desktop nothing happens.

    Don Cole
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       17 Aug 2016 #6

    When you right click on the .reg file, do you have a "Merge" option?
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