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    Take ownership of a not system directory structure

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    Should I take ownership and get full control of the entire contents of a not system directory structure (also containing files and symbolic links and not) that, now, this check belongs to TrustedInstaller or System users.

    Then, from the Command Prompt, how do I do this?

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    See this article from How-To Geek on taking ownership...

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...menu-in-vista/

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    Why do you want to take ownership?

    cheers, Paul

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    Should I take ownership and get full control of the entire contents of a not system directory structure (also containing files and symbolic links and not) that, now, this check belongs to TrustedInstaller or System users.
    No, you should not.
    Typically you'll use "take ownership" in some very specific situations only.
    Taking ownership of entire directories can have the disadvantage of degrading overall file system integrity & security.
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