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  1. jst42daytoo

    jst42daytoo New Member

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    What is file permisions and how do I do it?
    What is taking ownership of a file or folder and how do I do it?
    I have Windows 7 64 bit buikt by me.
     
  2. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    The idea behind it is to set appropriate permissions for different files. e.g. allow certain users read files but not modify them, etc.


    Right-click on a file/folder/drive => Properties => Security tab:


    Windows 7 Take Ownership & Grant Permissions to Access Files & Folder


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    Also,

    cmd => takeown /F <filename>
    cmd => icacles <foldername>/grant administrators:F /T

    How to Take Ownership of a file or folder using command-line in Windows 7 and Vista - The Winhelponline Blog


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    Adding to context menu:

    Take Ownership Shortcut - Windows 7 Forums

    Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista - How-To Geek
     
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    jst42daytoo New Member

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    Cybercore,
    Thanks for the help.
    Those links are great.
    J
     
  4. fjgold

    fjgold New Member

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    I use the info at "adding to context menu" link provided by Cybercore to create a handy tool to take ownership on the fly of files and folders
    I need to change permisions for whatever reasons.

    You do need to excercise caution using this tool.
    I wouldn't use this to take ownership of my entire C:\Windows folder for instance.

    I've used it to change ownership of files and folders that I couldn't delete, something I see a lot in Win 7
    and I hope is addressed in SP1 later this year.
     
    #4 fjgold, Mar 6, 2010
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