RegOwnershipEx: Take ownership of registry keys easily

You may be aware of our freeware RegOwnit, that lets you take full control of Windows registry keys easily. RegOwnershipEx is another free utility that lets you explore the registry keys and take ownership. This process can also be done from Windows, itself but it is a bit of a hassle doing it manually. RegOwnershipEx can do this task in just seconds. The software is available in portable version only and includes different files for Windows 8 and Windows 7 OS.

The Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options on Microsoft Windows operating systems. Unfortunately, some of the parts of registry are not easily accessible, because we don’t have certain privileges to edit the registry keys. In such cases, in order to edit such registry keys, you need to take ownership of the registry keys, so that you can modify and change them as per your needs.

Note: Before making changes to your system, it is recommended to back up the registry else create a system restore point so that you can restore your PC if anything goes wrong.

As I already mentioned, that RegOwnershipEx lets you browse the Registry Keys. The tree-viewed browser window lets you look into registry keys without any problems. Additionally you can also bookmark a registry key so that if you need the same key again, you don’t need to waste time on that. You can bookmark as many keys you want.

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Once a key has been loaded, the software will show you the current status of key. It will also show you who is the current owner of that key and if full access to that key available or not. You can take ownership of that registry key by hitting the ‘Take Ownership’ button.

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From the software itself, you can open the same registry file in the registry editor and modify according to needs. Once done with the things, you can restore the ownership to the registry key and the key would be right like it was before.

That was pretty simple. The software has converts a long manual process into a simple one. Now it just take seconds to take ownership of registry keys. Restoring ownership back, is also a simple process. The software is easy to operate. and you can download it from here.

You may want to also check out our freeware RegOwnIt.

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Lavish loves to follow up on the latest happenings in technology. He loves to try out new Windows-based software and gadgets and is currently learning JAVA. He loves to develop new software for Windows. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software is always recommended, he feels.

12 Comments

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  2. Lavish

    Thank you Sir!

  3. Gor Ivans

    I have tried using RegOwnershipEX 1.0.0.1, and even when i locate the registry key, the padlock icon doesn’t become active. Also i’m i supposed to apply the .dll anywhere?

  4. Lavish Thakkar

    Hi Gor,
    You just need to locate the registry key and then click on the Take Ownership button.

  5. Gor Ivans

    That’s exactly what I have done, I have gone through HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsNTCurrent VersionProfile ListTHE REGISTRY KEY. After selecting, the padlock still remain inactive and when i click take ownership I get an error stating “application attempted to perform an operation not allowed by the security policy.To grant this application thye required permission contact your systemes administrator, or use the Microsoft.NET Framework Configuration tool”

  6. ^^ Make sure your system is not the part of any domain network, or it should not have any other third-party tool installed which could mess up the registry, then retry to take ownership.

  7. Gor Ivans

    The corrupt account is a domain account so how i’m i supposed to go about resolving this problem? I don’t have a 3rd party tool installed.

  8. ^^ In that case, you should contact to the domain controller or the person having controls of your system, and ask him to remove the limitations imposed on your system, if possible.

  9. Gor Ivans

    I have managed to make the account a member of Domain Admins and then went on to edit the registry keys as I should, then restarted the PC but upon logging I notice it creates another temporary profile.Each time I edit the previous temp profile’s keys when i logging in again i find a new temp profile created.

  10. Gor Ivans

    I have managed to make the account a member of Domain Admins and then went on to edit the registry keys as I should, then restarted the PC but upon logging I notice it creates another temporary profile.Each time I edit the previous temp profile’s keys when i logging in again i find a new temp profile created.

  11. Spection

    I cannot get RegOwnershipEx v1.0.0.2 or RegOwnIt to change permissions under 64-bit Windows 7 (I used the application designated for Windows 7), even if I run them as Administrator. I’m trying to change a particular service’s Start value, and always get the same error that I get trying to change the start value using the Services.msc tool.

    RegOwnershipEx produces an “Unhandled Exception” error/crash every time.

    I still need a way to change ownership/permissions!

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