Being a Windows user, you might have sometimes tried to delete a file but couldn’t do it. You might have noticed an error message on your screen saying “Access Denied” or “You don’t currently have permission to access this folder.” Even if you log into your computer as an administrator, you encounter the same error message. It indicates that the file or folder you are trying to delete is either corrupt or used by some other program. To resolve this issue, you need full access permissions; to do that, you need to take ownership of that file/folder.
If you follow risewindows regularly, you might have seen our previous post on a Wise Force Deleter freeware tool. As mentioned above, several reasons for your file’s error may exist. For example, there has been a sharing violation, The source or destination file may be in use, The file is in use by another program or user, or the disk might be full or write-protected, etc. In such cases, Wise Force Deleter can be your savior. It helps your delete the file by taking ownership of it.
Taking Ownership Pro makes it easy to get your job done since it is lightweight software. Once you take ownership of any file or folder, you can easily edit or delete those files or folders. Now that you have understood what the software does let us get into how you can get the process started.
Start by running the Take Ownership Pro app; once you do that, drag and drop your folder/file to which you want full access. You will also find the “TakeOwnershipPro” option on the right-click context menu in Windows Explorer, which makes this process even more accessible.
Features of TakeOwnershipPro
- Take ownership of multiple folders or files at one time.
- 100% free for both personal and commercial use.
- No adware.
- No paid version is available for this software.
- Easy and intuitive graphic interface.
- Drag and drop folders or files to the program to get full access quickly.
- Take ownership by right-clicking the folders or files that are denied access.
- Fix the “Cannot Delete” or “Access Denied” problems even if you were logged in as the Administrator.
- Compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP, including 32-bit & 64-bit architecture.
How to take ownership of files/folders by dragging and dropping them?
Step 1: Get the TakeOwnershipPro from its official website and install it.
Step 2: Double click on the desktop icon and run the program.
Step 3: Drag and drop the file/folder to the program or the Add button to select the folder or file you want to take ownership of.
Step 4: Click on
Note: Tick the checkbox “Include subfolders and files,” then click the
How to Take Ownership from Right-click Context Menu?
Step 1: Right-click on the folder or file you want to take ownership of in Windows Explorer and go to the
Step 2: In the
Now, as you open the TakeOwnershipPro program, you will find that the ownership of the file/folder has been granted.
Right-click on the context menu to grant full access to the subfolders and files.
You can also take ownership of multiple folders or files at once; select various files/folders and then right-click and find the TakeOwnershipPro option in the context menu.
That is it.
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