Windows 10: Change Owner of File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 10  

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  1.    24 Feb 2016 #30

    Quickest reply ever.

    Thanks for the forum welcome. I'm about 90% done creating a USB installation at the moment and will try a restore point.

    For future reference, when taking ownership of files and folders, are there any other locations which should be left alone? Would the program files folders be safe to grab ownership?

    Thanks,
    James
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  2. Posts : 22,304
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16251
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       24 Feb 2016 #31

    I wouldn't recommend to take ownership of an entire system folder or drive. Instead, only of specific system files as needed.

    I hope the system restore will undo this for you.
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  3. Posts : 6
    windows 10 upgraded from 7
       08 Mar 2016 #32

    On this topic of ownership issues with file or drive I have managed to loose ownership and therefore access of C drive. Is there
    anything I can do to save this 4 year old Acer desktop, was running perfect up to my mistake with permissions.
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  4. Posts : 22,304
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       08 Mar 2016 #33

    Hello gbanker, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You could see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may be able to undo it.

    System Restore Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 6
    windows 10 upgraded from 7
       08 Mar 2016 #34

    I am familiar with restore, reset system etc. I tried all these but wont run. Tried to boot in safe mode no luck and
    when used a back up restore from flash drive booted up but just comes up to regular system but problem remains.
    Shows drive c not accessible and shows o bytes. It seems as if windows system has locked out admin or users and
    most apps wont run. system very unstable but all items show on desktop. Tried going into advanced security does
    not show owner and just freezes when try to access any items. Thanks for the welcome and hope you can help.
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  6. Posts : 22,304
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       08 Mar 2016 #35

    If you don't have a system image to restore, then you may need to reinstall Windows.
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  7. Posts : 6
    windows 10 upgraded from 7
       08 Mar 2016 #36

    I don't have system image not sure it would run thru any external source based on what I have tried ie back up restore with
    flash drive. I am no sure how to reinstall windows when only have source on hard drive which I cannot access.
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  8. Posts : 22,304
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       08 Mar 2016 #37

    Were you able to boot from a Windows 10 installation USB when trying to do a system restore?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    If so, then are you may need to do a clean install from the USB if able.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
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  9. Posts : 6
    windows 10 upgraded from 7
       08 Mar 2016 #38

    I did see this info in your forums and will try. Thanks for your time. Will work on tonight and let you
    know. One last thought regarding built in admin. Do you think if able to enable thru command prompt
    that I might gain access to c drive.?
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  10. Posts : 22,304
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       08 Mar 2016 #39

    It would certainly be worth a try.
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