A. A. Sometimes you may want to take ownership of files/directories, usually as someone has removed all access on a resource and can't see it. You would log on as the Administrator and take ownership. You cannot give ownership to someone else using standard NT functionality, only take ownership.
- Log on as Administrator or a member of the Admins group
- Start Explorer
- Right click on the file/directory and select properties
- Select the Security tab and click Ownership
- Click "Take Ownership" and then click Yes to the prompt