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How to Add View Owner to Context Menu in Windows

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An owner is assigned to an object when that object is created. By default, the owner is the creator of the object. No matter what permissions are set on an object, the owner of the object can always change the permissions.

The owner of an object (ex: file, folder, drive, or registry key) has the right to allow or deny access to that resource. Although members of the Administrators group and other authorized users also have the right to allow or deny access, the owner has the authority to lock out non-administrator users, and then the only way to regain access to the resource is for an administrator or a member of the Restore Operators group to take ownership of it. This makes the file or folder owner important with respect to what permissions are allowed or denied for a given resource.

Ownership can be taken or transferred in several ways. The current owner of an object can transfer ownership to another user or group. A member of the Administrators group can take ownership of an object or transfer ownership to another user or group—even if administrators are locked out of the resource according to the permissions. Any user with the "Take Ownership" permission on the object can take ownership, as can any member of the "Backup Operators" group (or anyone else with the "Restore Files And Directories" user right, for that matter).



This tutorial will show you how to add a View Owner context menu to files, folders, and drives for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

While you must be an administrator to add or remove the context menu, all users can use the context menu.
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The View Owner context menu will show you the current owner of the file, folder, or drive you right clicked on.
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EXAMPLE: View Owner context menu
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Here's How:

1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add "View Owner" to Context Menu

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_View_Owner_to_context_menu.reg

download


 3. To Remove "View Owner" from Context Menu

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 5 below.

Remove_View_Owner_from_context_menu.reg

download


4. Save the .reg file to your Desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn