Setting up ownership on drives

Find out how to set and change ownership settings on drives.

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Here's a quick way to set ownership settings on drives.

  1. Open Computer Management (Local).
  2. In the console tree, click Logical Drives.
  3. Right-click the drive for which you want to set ownership. Then click Properties and then the Security tab.
  4. Click Advanced and then click the Owners tab.
  5. Click the new owner, and then click OK.

Please note the following:

1. You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.

2. To open Computer Management, click Start, point to Settings and then click Control Panel. Double-click Administrative Tools and then double-click Computer Management.

3. You can only change ownership on drives formatted to use NTFS.

4. You can change ownership settings on a remote computer or a local computer. To access a remote computer, right-click Computer Management (Local), click Connect to another computer, and then select the computer you want to connect to.

5. Logical Drives only changes ownership of the drive, not the folders and files on the drive.

This was first published in December 2005

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