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    Sven Groot

    ManipUni said:

    Right Click -> Properties -> Security -> Advanced -> Owner -> Edit -> Select: Administrators (or your user) -> Tick: Replace Owner on Subcontainers and objects -> Ok -> Ok.



    Right Click -> Properties -> Edit (Group or User Names) -> Add -> Advanced -> Find Now ->Select: Users -> Ok -> Ok -> Select: Users -> Tick: Full Control.


    See, easy as pie. Or on UNIX press the ` key and type chmod -R 0777 Windows.Old Tongue Out

    Or start an elevated command prompt and run:


    takeown /F C:\Windows.old /A /R

    icacls C:\Windows.old /grant Users:(CI)(OI)F /T