Windows 10: Does the *Take Ownership* program from howtogeek work? Solved

  1. Posts : 73
    Windows 10 Pro
       10 Jun 2016 #1

    Does the *Take Ownership* program from howtogeek work?

    Pretty self explanatory lol. I'm trying to completely rid myself of Adobe Flash, but I'm not important or smart enough to own my own mind or computer, I need Microsoft to mismanage it all for me. As such when I get to the first step of the uninstallation guide posted by Adobe:

    choose “Run”, and paste the following directory path into the field and click “OK”:


    You then get 4 folders:

    And when you TRY to delete them, you are told: You require permission from TrustedInstaller to make changes

    So in short, I'm not competent enough (according to MS) to remove files that are and have been directly linked to hacks. Don't use Adobe, but we won't let you get rid of it......

    Anyway, I found a cool little program from HOWTO GEEK that makes it easy to transfer ownership.

    Anyone use it? Does it work?
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  2. Posts : 73
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       10 Jun 2016 #2

    Nevermind. I did not realize there was a version here. I used it and it worked.

    Is it the same program as over at HowToGeek?
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  3. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,055
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       10 Jun 2016 #3

    Hello DeathStalker, :)

    The tutorial here also includes drives.
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  4. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 3,413
    10.6 Home 1809 x64
       10 Jun 2016 #4

    Removing them might not be the best option, since Windows likes to restore mandatory files.
    Check, if those files get re-created after Windows Updates, especially updates related to flash.
    You could take ownership and then remove all users, that prevents re-write and run, like:
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  5. Posts : 73
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       11 Jun 2016 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello DeathStalker, :)

    The tutorial here also includes drives.
    Yeah, it's nice.

    I appreciate your reg edit entries like that. I've used several, since I *trust* you lol. Don't usually like to run stuff from folks I don't personally know .
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  6. Posts : 73
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       11 Jun 2016 #6

    Thanks TairikuOkami that's a great idea, I'll remember it.

    In this instance, I wasn't worried so much about taking any files Windows may THINK they want since I was replacing everything once I took it out.

    I didn't realize though that windows came with Adobe files imbedded in it............
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,055
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       11 Jun 2016 #7

    I'm glad we could help. :)
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