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Post by NecroWolf » February 9th, 2017, 4:06 pm

One of the most useful scripts I have ever found is my Take Ownership script. I just had to use it yet again because my Thunderbird program refused to update. I browsed to the Thunderbird folder, right clicked, clicked "take ownership", and reran Thunderbird and it finally updated after like 50 tries. Windows 10 is real bad about getting the folder permissions all messed up and I have had to use this script many many times.

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Installing the Take Ownership Menu

Download and unzip the files contained in the zipfile. Double-click the InstallTakeOwnership.reg file and click through the prompts. No reboot necessary.

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Double-click the RemoveTakeOwnership.reg file and click through the prompts. No reboot necessary.
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Post by zoldos » February 24th, 2017, 8:16 am

Hmmm....I've never had any issues with Thunderbird or otherwise. You sure this is legit? lol
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Re: Take Ownership

Post by NecroWolf » February 24th, 2017, 5:04 pm

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Hmmm....I've never had any issues with Thunderbird or otherwise. You sure this is legit? lol
Yeah, been using it for years. For some reason my Windows 10 is always screwing up permissions even though it's only set up for one user.
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Post by zoldos » February 24th, 2017, 5:31 pm

I've never had any issues with it. Altho I sometimes have to authorize a "change to the system" when installing stuff.
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Post by NecroWolf » February 24th, 2017, 5:46 pm

zoldos wrote:
February 24th, 2017, 5:31 pm
I've never had any issues with it. Altho I sometimes have to authorize a "change to the system" when installing stuff.
That's just where some programs require administrative privileges. I am running an SSD as my boot drive and the problem with the permissions could be something about that? Not sure but might be something to look into. I know if an SSD gets too cold it starts screwing up files.
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Post by NecroWolf » May 27th, 2017, 5:25 pm

I've had to use this twice on my Thunderbird folder in the passed two months because it couldn't upgrade. I immediately assumed the permissions on that folder needed reset so I ran it and it was able to update after that. I think Thunderbird is doing it itself somehow.
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Re: Take Ownership

Post by Dinomite » May 30th, 2017, 5:22 pm

thunderbird lol
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Post by NecroWolf » May 30th, 2017, 5:44 pm

The actual icon is much cooler:
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Re: Take Ownership

Post by zoldos » June 1st, 2017, 6:47 am

NecroWolf wrote:
February 24th, 2017, 5:46 pm
That's just where some programs require administrative privileges. I am running an SSD as my boot drive and the problem with the permissions could be something about that? Not sure but might be something to look into. I know if an SSD gets too cold it starts screwing up files.
I sold my SSD so I could get my car fixed. lol
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Re: Take Ownership

Post by NecroWolf » June 1st, 2017, 6:27 pm

zoldos wrote:
June 1st, 2017, 6:47 am
NecroWolf wrote:
February 24th, 2017, 5:46 pm
That's just where some programs require administrative privileges. I am running an SSD as my boot drive and the problem with the permissions could be something about that? Not sure but might be something to look into. I know if an SSD gets too cold it starts screwing up files.
I sold my SSD so I could get my car fixed. lol
Oh shit dude sorry to hear that!
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