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This article describes the how to use the TakeOwn utility that is included in the Microsoft Windows 2000 Resource Kit to manage shares in Windows NT 4.0.
The TakeOwn utility is a command-line utility that you can use to clean up multiple boot drives without formatting the drive. You can use TakeOwn in the following ways:
To start TakeOwn, run the following command:
takeown drive letter:\share\*.*When you run the command, the administrator takes ownership of the drive. Then, when you run the following command, the administrator is given Full Control permissions to the user's home folders:
cacls drive letter\users\*.* /e /g administrator:fTo confirm these changes, start Microsoft Windows Explorer, locate the folder, and then verify that the administrator has ownership of the folder, and has been given Full Control permissions.
Article ID: 269269 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 1.1