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For the love of all things Holy, DO NOT delete anything in your WinSXS folder!

Long story short, especially since I'm STILL in the process of restoring my puter over a month later, I kept getting Windows nagging me, saying I was running out of space on my 150 GB, SSD, C: drive, and as I've done counless times before, I used the built-in Windows CleanUp tool (cleanmgr.exe) to clear out any muck and mire laying around, until I came across a (now confirmed as a bug) strange thing showing in it's list of things available to delete ...

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How To Set A Program To Run As "Administrator"

Very often these days we need to manually choose to run a program as the computer's "Administrator" (or "Admin" for short). What this is for is so that the program is able to perform certain actions that it normally cannot do when not being run as the Administrator. One example (of many) is to perhaps start and / or stop a Windows Service. There are 2 ways do do this, one is a temporary "one time use way", and the other is the permanent way.

The "temporary" way is meant to be used if you only really need to run the program as Admin one time, or just every so often.

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How to remove programs from "Open With" list in Windows?

I have a frustrating problem, I have multiple versions of Photoshop installed on my computer (Windows 7) and I already had Photoshop CS5 added to my "Open With" menu and now that I have CS6 installed I can't add THAT one to my "Open With" menu instead! I've tried using the browse button and selecting the CS6 version but it keeps adding it as the CS5 version. Is there some way to edit the Open With menu so I can replace the CS5 version with the CS6 version? I need to keep CS5 on my computer for the time being or else I'd just uninstall it and I'm sure it'd be no problem then.

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Top 5 Reasons to take ownership of a file !

  1. You download a program that you cant delete.
    See example in this article here: Clicky

  2. You want to customize your windows settings
    Example: you want a custom boot logo when you restart your computer these files are normally a .MUI file

  3. Create custom themes make your Windows computer look like a mac or Windows XP look like Vista

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Take Ownership Of A File

This is the standard way to take ownership of a file or folder

To take ownership and grant full control (or read write) permissions of files or folders in Windows Vista and Windows 7 / Windows 8, do these steps.

  • In Windows Explorer window, locate the files or folders that you want to take ownership and grant or change full control or other access permissions.
  • Right click on the file or directory, and then select Properties on the right click menu.

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Create "Take Ownership" in Windows Right-Click Menu

This trick works in Windows 7, and Vista (I use it in Vista and it works Great )

Take Ownership in Windows

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