Windows 7 - Add the Take Ownership option to context menu

April 2018

To add the " Take Ownership" option to the context menu ( Right-click):
  • Open Notepad and paste the following code:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Take Ownership"

@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"

@="Take Ownership"

@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
  • Click on File> Save As > TakeOwnership.reg
  • Double click on the new .reg file created and confirm the changes that will be made in the registry.
  • To access the "Take Ownership" option, simply press and hold the Shift key while right-clicking on the folder or file of your choice.
Published by deri58. Latest update on September 4, 2011 at 02:44 AM by deri58.
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