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How to Add "Take Ownership" to Context Menu in Windows 8.1/8

Sometimes you may want to replace a corrupted system file, rename or remove a system file and folder on Windows 8/8.1. But you are always prompted "You need permission to perform this action" and can't move on. Under this circumstance, you need to add the take ownership option to context menu in Windows 8.1/8. Here we will show you 2 ways about how to add the take ownership entry to right-click menu in Windows 8/8.1 and access the file and folder that you have no rights to.

1. Add Take Ownership to Files and Folders Context Menu in Windows 8.1/8

Here we will introduce the ways to add take ownership to explore right-click context menu in Windows 8.1 and 8 in two separate parts: add "Take Ownership" to files and add "Take Ownership" to folders. But the premise to use this method is that you have to log into your computer as an administrator. Have no admin account available? Use Windows Password Recovery Enterprise to create a new admin account.

Part 1. Add "Take Ownership" to a File in Windows 8.1/8

Follow steps below to take ownership of a file:

Part 2. Take Ownership of a Folder in Windows 8.1/8

The steps to add "Take Ownership" to a folder in windows 8 and 8.1 are a little different from those of a file. Read carefully, please:

2. Add Take Ownership Option in Files and Folders Context Menu in Windows 8/8.1

The ways introduced above require you to log into the computer as an administrator and add "Take Ownership" to files and folders respectively. Here we will share you another choice which allows you to take ownership of context menu easily and quickly. Read on, please:

Now the two ways to add take ownership to explorer right-click context menu in Windows 8.1 and 8 have been introduced here.

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