Windows 10: Unable to take ownership of a folder. Solved

  1. blackbirdabhi's Avatar
    Posts : 80
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1511 RTM 64-bit
       19 May 2016 #1

    Unable to take ownership of a folder.

    Hi guys, I am unable to take ownership of a folder with my account which is the only administrator account in my PC.
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    This is the issue that pops up. I took ownership with the above account as shown below.
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    I have even applied the changes to all subfolders...but to no avail. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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  2. sml156's Avatar
    Posts : 667
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       19 May 2016 #2

    Try this Tutorial from TenForums

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

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  3. blackbirdabhi's Avatar
    Posts : 80
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1511 RTM 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       20 May 2016 #3


    It seems that I had actually protected the folder from modification via my anti-virus. Silly me!
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