Windows 10: Proper way to regain ownership of user folders after install

  1.    29 Jun 2016 #1

    Proper way to regain ownership of user folders after install

    Now that I have successfully installed Windows with no sfc errors, I am wondering what is the best way to take ownership of user folders from previous install.

    I have my user folders installed on another drive so when you click on them you get this:

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    Normally I just click continue and it allows me access, but I wonder if theres a better way to gain access perhaps with take ownership.
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  2. Posts : 2,613
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.540
       29 Jun 2016 #2

    Like you I have just clicked "continue" and then copied what I need. I do not think it is a good idea to try incorporating the old users folders into your new installation in case you pick up some relic from previous installations, I would just copy over what you need to your newly created document and picture folders, etc.
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  3.    29 Jun 2016 #3

    hmm so are you suggesting that I create a new folder on my storage drive and paste the folders that I need in there being careful of which ones I copy?
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.540
       29 Jun 2016 #4

    I guess I'm a little confused over which folders you are meaning, I assumed you meant your old C:\Users\folders that you had kept a copy of but if they are just data folders that is not so bad.
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  5.    29 Jun 2016 #5

    Like Pictures, Documents, Downloads etc. These normally show that prompt. I have my user folder on E: rather than C:
    Last edited by swarfega; 29 Jun 2016 at 08:49.
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