Taking ownership of files in Vista Home Basic

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by PKSon, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. PKSon

    PKSon Guest

    Just installed Vista Home Basic, I have never used Vista. I have 632
    pictures that I have to take ownership of, and so far the directions the
    Help and Support Center (within Windows) gives, is not working. The only way
    I have figured out how to do the job is one at a time. Is there any way of
    doing this in a bulk type form (multiple pictures at a time)? I have not
    even reached half, and I'm already tired of doing it. Did I forget to
    mention, I cannot cut my losses and just delete them and start from scratch,
    as I don't have "permission" to do so. So far I have been going into each
    individual file's properties, clicking the security tab, and selecting my
    user as the owner, but even so, I still have to do it twice, as Windows
    creates its own imaginary user that still doesn't unlock the file. Any
    suggestions?
     
    PKSon, Aug 28, 2007
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    Mitch Guest

    In article <OjOAi.98353$fJ5.68958@pd7urf1no>, PKSon
    <> wrote:

    > Just installed Vista Home Basic, I have never used Vista. I have 632
    > pictures that I have to take ownership of, and so far the directions the
    > Help and Support Center (within Windows) gives, is not working. The only way
    > I have figured out how to do the job is one at a time. Is there any way of
    > doing this in a bulk type form (multiple pictures at a time)? I have not
    > even reached half, and I'm already tired of doing it. Did I forget to
    > mention, I cannot cut my losses and just delete them and start from scratch,
    > as I don't have "permission" to do so. So far I have been going into each
    > individual file's properties, clicking the security tab, and selecting my
    > user as the owner, but even so, I still have to do it twice, as Windows
    > creates its own imaginary user that still doesn't unlock the file. Any
    > suggestions?
    >


    Under Mac OS, if we wanted to do this, we'd apply the changes to a
    folder containing them all. I think it's similar under Linux and Unix.

    If you're really lucky, and the Microsoft guys envied that, there is a
    way to do the same under Windows.
     
    Mitch, Aug 30, 2007
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