Re­claim own­er­ship of a folder

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1 Ac­cess owner

Open File Ex­plorer and browse to the folder in ques­tion. Right-click it and choose Prop­er­ties, then switch to the Se­cu­rity tab. Click ‘Ad­vanced’ and then click Change next to the cur­rent owner’s name. You’ll need ad­min­is­tra­tor level priv­i­leges to be able to do this.

2 Lo­cate user

Type part of your user­name into the ‘En­ter ob­ject name to se­lect’ box and click Check Names – if noth­ing is found, click ‘Ad­vanced…’ and sim­ply click ‘Find Now’ to view all of the avail­able users. Fi­nally, scroll down to se­lect your name, then click OK twice.

3 Fi­nal tweaks

As things stand, you will only be made the owner of the folder it­self, not its con­tents. To rec­tify this, tick the ‘Re­place owner on sub­con­tain­ers and ob­jects’ box be­fore click­ing OK. Wait while the owner is up­dated on all the se­lected files and fold­ers. It shouldn’t take long.

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