22.214.171.124 Taking Ownership
You can transfer ownership of files and folders from one user account or group to another user account or
group. You can give someone the ability to take ownership of a file or folder. As an administrator, you can
also take ownership of a file or folder.
Certain rules apply to taking ownership of a file or folder. These are:
• The owner of the file or folder, or any user with Full Control permission can assign the Full Control
standard permission or the Take Ownership special access permission to another user account or group,
allowing the user account or a member of the group to take ownership.
• An administrator can take ownership of a folder or file, regardless of assigned permissions. If an
administrator takes ownership, the Administrators group becomes the owner and any member of the
Administrators group can change the permissions for the file or folder and assign the Take Ownership
permission to another user account or group.
• For example, if an employee leaves the company, an administrator can take ownership of the employee's
files, assign the Take Ownership permission to another employee, and then that employee can take
ownership of the former employee's files.
The user or a group member with Take Ownership permission must explicitly take ownership of the file or