Have you ever wanted to take ownership of a folder or system files in Windows? Well, it is not a simple task, and you will need to follow a huge process to get it done. But here is a workaround that will help you to add Take Ownership button to right-click menu in windows with some simple registry hacks.
This registry hack will work in all versions of Windows like Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and even in Windows XP. But for this tutorial purpose, I am here using Windows 7 machine. This registry hack will give you a menu item which will handle all the steps needed to “Take Ownership” of a file or folder.
Steps To Add Take Ownership To Right-Click Menu In Windows:
Step 1: To get started, first you need to download the Registry File for adding Take Ownership to Windows right-click menu. Visit here, and download the Zip File.
Step 2: Once you have downloaded, locate the file and right-click on it and select Extract Files.
Step 3: Now you will be getting two registry files. One is for Installing Take Ownership, and the other one is for uninstalling Take Ownership.
Step 4: Right-click on the Install Take Ownership.reg file and select Merge from the context menu.
Step 5: You will now be prompted with the security warning. Click Run in the Security Warning Window.
Step 6: Next you need to click Yes in the Registry Editor pop-up.
Step 7: Once you click on Yes, the Registry key will be added immediately and you will be notified with the screen below.
That’s it. Now you may see the Take Ownership option on the right-click context menu.
To uninstall this registry hack, go to the downloaded registry hack folder and right-click on the Uninstall Take Ownership.reg file and select Merge from the options. This will automatically remove the Take Ownership option from the right-click menu.
If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial, do let me know using the comments section below.