When a user creates a folder in XP, they automatically become the owner of that resource. As the owner, they are able to set and change permissions to the resource.

If you want to change the permissions on a resource that you do not own, you must be assigned Full Control permission. If you are not assigned Full Control permission, you must first take ownership of the resource and then you can proceed with assigning yourself the correct permission.

You can take ownership of a folder in XP using the steps that are listed below.

  1. Log on with an administrator account.
  2. Open Windows Explorer.
  3. Open the Properties window for the object and select the Security tab.
  4. Click the Advanced button.
  5. Click the Owner tab. The current owner of the resource will be listed.
  6. From the list, select the user you want to assign ownership to.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click OK to save your changes.

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