How to Take Full Ownership (Permission) of Files and Folder in Windows 10

In today’s tutorial, you will read easy t0 follow instructions on how to take ownership (permission) of files and folders in Windows 10. You’re reading this, that means you have searched for this over the web.

How to Take Ownership or Permission of Files and Folder in Windows 10

In most of the cases when you try to delete files and folders, the Windows operating system will prevent you from doing these type of operations. Normally it’s a system file or folder, or the file which is created by users whose account no longer exist.

It’s not a simple task to take ownership or permission of the system files or folder in Windows. Whether you’re using the¬†command line or GUI, it includes lots of steps. In this article, I decided to share best possible ways to take full ownership of files and folders in Windows 10.

So here goes the first method:

Take Ownership (Permission) of Files and Folders in Windows 10

Method One

TakeOwnershipEx is freeware software that let you take the ownership just by making few clicks. To take ownership using this software, you need to:

1. Download the TakeOwnershipEx zip file using this link

2. Extract the files. In the folder, you will find two files, run the TakeOwnershipEx-Win8 file to install it on your computer.

3. Launch the TakeOwnershipEx software on your computer.

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4. After that, click on Take Ownership and select the file or folder whose ownership you want to take.

take full ownership of files and folders in windows 10

Alternatively, you can make the right click on the file and folder and from the context menu select Take Ownership.

take full ownership of files and folders in windows 10

5. Once done, you will see the message on the screen You get full access to target“.

take full ownership of files and folders in windows 10

That’s it!

The advantage of using this tool is that you can restore ownership by following the same procedure.

Why don’t you use above method and take ownership (permission) of files and folders in windows 10.

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