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Can't copy files from hard drive says I need to take ownership

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Trying to back up files for my friend but for every single individual file its telling me i need to take ownership, I don't have patience for that do any of you guys know an easier way to stop making windows act stupid. I find it to be complete BS when my computer tells me I don't have privilages.
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Have you turned User Account Control off? That normally does things like that to me so I always have to turn it off. Google it if you need instructions on how to do it
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tried that just now, no luck. this is frustrating.
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Right click the directory and select Properties. Go to the Security tab, click the Advanced button at the bottom, then select the Owner tab. You will see the current owner of the directory listed under 'Current owner'. Click the Edit button and select your account from the list. Be sure to select 'Replace owner on subcontainers and object' then click Apply.
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Right click the directory and select Properties. Go to the Security tab, click the Advanced button at the bottom, then select the Owner tab. You will see the current owner of the directory listed under 'Current owner'. Click the Edit button and select your account from the list. Be sure to select 'Replace owner on subcontainers and object' then click Apply.
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Thank u +rep
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