What is problem-take ownership and delete a file?

# Get the ID and security principal of the current user account
$myWindowsPrincipal=new-object System.Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal($myWindowsID)

Get the security principal for the Administrator role


Check to see if we are currently running “as Administrator”

if ($myWindowsPrincipal.IsInRole($adminRole))

We are running “as Administrator” -


We are not running “as Administrator” - so relaunch as administrator

Create a new process object that starts PowerShell

$newProcess = new-object System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo “PowerShell”;

Specify the current script path and name as a parameter

$newProcess.Arguments = $myInvocation.MyCommand.Definition;

Indicate that the process should be elevated

$newProcess.Verb = “runas”;

Start the new process

Exit from the current, unelevated, process


Run your code that needs to be elevated here

#takeown of files
takeown /f c:\FA30-Win7-setup.exe /d y
icacls c:\FA30-Win7-setup.exe /grant username:F /q

#takeown of folders
takeown /f c:\Users\Public\Documents\FaFiles30 /r /d Y
icacls c:\Users\Public\Documents\FaFiles30 /grant username:F /t /q

takeown /f c:\Program Files (x86)\FinAnal30 /r /d Y
icacls c:\Program Files (x86)\FinAnal30 /grant username:F /t /q

Remove-Item c:\FA30-Win7-setup.exe

I’m sorry, but we’re not going to be able to run your code and reproduce your results. If you’re encountering an error or something, you’re going to have to help us understand what that is.

Although if the problem is solely with TAKEOWN or ICACLS, understand that those aren’t actually PowerShell - they’re external commands.