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Reversal of changing owner of a folder.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by PaulB108, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. PaulB108

    PaulB108 Flightless Bird

    Good afternoon,

    In an effort to protect a particular folder from unwanted changes I earlier
    right clicked on that folder and chose propoerties>security
    tab>advanced>owner tab and changed the current owner to myself. I would like
    to go back and change that to "Administrators" again for the time being but
    it will not let me. I get a message box saying:
    "Unable to set new owner on ___
    This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object".

    I am unsure what to do next...could someone please help?
     
  2. Saucy

    Saucy Flightless Bird

    Log as the Administrator and take possession then.

    "PaulB108" <PaulB108@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FE9DCA82-F08E-4E51-9985-D267AF4E7F4B@microsoft.com...
    > Good afternoon,
    >
    > In an effort to protect a particular folder from unwanted changes I
    > earlier
    > right clicked on that folder and chose propoerties>security
    > tab>advanced>owner tab and changed the current owner to myself. I would
    > like
    > to go back and change that to "Administrators" again for the time being
    > but
    > it will not let me. I get a message box saying:
    > "Unable to set new owner on ___
    > This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object".
    >
    > I am unsure what to do next...could someone please help?
     
  3. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    are you logged on as admin while your trying to take it back?

    "PaulB108" wrote:

    > Good afternoon,
    >
    > In an effort to protect a particular folder from unwanted changes I earlier
    > right clicked on that folder and chose propoerties>security
    > tab>advanced>owner tab and changed the current owner to myself. I would like
    > to go back and change that to "Administrators" again for the time being but
    > it will not let me. I get a message box saying:
    > "Unable to set new owner on ___
    > This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object".
    >
    > I am unsure what to do next...could someone please help?
     
  4. PaulB108

    PaulB108 Flightless Bird

    I do not believe so-so good point! However I was not logged in as admin when
    I made the original change either...

    "sgopus" wrote:

    > are you logged on as admin while your trying to take it back?
    >
    > "PaulB108" wrote:
    >
    > > Good afternoon,
    > >
    > > In an effort to protect a particular folder from unwanted changes I earlier
    > > right clicked on that folder and chose propoerties>security
    > > tab>advanced>owner tab and changed the current owner to myself. I would like
    > > to go back and change that to "Administrators" again for the time being but
    > > it will not let me. I get a message box saying:
    > > "Unable to set new owner on ___
    > > This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object".
    > >
    > > I am unsure what to do next...could someone please help?
     
  5. PaulB108

    PaulB108 Flightless Bird

    But how is it then that I was able to change the owner in the first place
    without being logged on as an administrator?

    "Saucy" wrote:

    > Log as the Administrator and take possession then.
    >
    > "PaulB108" <PaulB108@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:FE9DCA82-F08E-4E51-9985-D267AF4E7F4B@microsoft.com...
    > > Good afternoon,
    > >
    > > In an effort to protect a particular folder from unwanted changes I
    > > earlier
    > > right clicked on that folder and chose propoerties>security
    > > tab>advanced>owner tab and changed the current owner to myself. I would
    > > like
    > > to go back and change that to "Administrators" again for the time being
    > > but
    > > it will not let me. I get a message box saying:
    > > "Unable to set new owner on ___
    > > This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object".
    > >
    > > I am unsure what to do next...could someone please help?

    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    PaulB108 wrote:
    > I do not believe so-so good point! However I was not logged in as
    > admin when I made the original change either...


    As long as you were logged in as someone with FULL RIGHTS to the file in
    question and/or your other account has administrative rights... Same
    accomplishment,

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  7. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    if your not logged in as admin, your not going to be able to take control of
    the file as admin, it's not a matter of authority level, it's an account name
    matter, (in this case)

    "PaulB108" wrote:

    > But how is it then that I was able to change the owner in the first place
    > without being logged on as an administrator?
    >
    > "Saucy" wrote:
    >
    > > Log as the Administrator and take possession then.
    > >
    > > "PaulB108" <PaulB108@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:FE9DCA82-F08E-4E51-9985-D267AF4E7F4B@microsoft.com...
    > > > Good afternoon,
    > > >
    > > > In an effort to protect a particular folder from unwanted changes I
    > > > earlier
    > > > right clicked on that folder and chose propoerties>security
    > > > tab>advanced>owner tab and changed the current owner to myself. I would
    > > > like
    > > > to go back and change that to "Administrators" again for the time being
    > > > but
    > > > it will not let me. I get a message box saying:
    > > > "Unable to set new owner on ___
    > > > This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object".
    > > >
    > > > I am unsure what to do next...could someone please help?

    > >
    > > .
    > >
     

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