New item for the wishlist: Take Ownership
In Win7, permissions can get messed up, so that it sometimes becomes hard to delete a file or folder, requiring the user to take ownership of the file, even if he is already admin with UAC disabled.
At present, taking ownership of a file or folder takes the long and winding road: Properties / Security / Advanced / Owner / Edit / (click on owner name) / check "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" / Apply.
A few days ago, I was inspired by a thread by newguy with a screenshot where "Take Ownership" lives in the context menu.
As later clarified on the thread, the feature is implemented by a registry patch.
On the one hand, that is easy enough for any interested party to implement.
On the other hand,
- Taking ownership of a file is a file operation, so that could seem to be in the "bull's eye" of Opus's core functionality;
- When using Opus for troubleshooting a strange person's machine (using Opus on USB), it would be nice to have "Take Ownership" at one's fingertips on right-click, rather than to have to patch the registry.
Therefore, if others share this interest, I wonder if it would be practical for our amazing Team Opus to implement this feature as part of the application.
Wishing you all a fun weekend.