File Owner Changer
File Owner Changer is a tiny and portable software application that permits you to change the owner of files on NTFS systems.
It comes packed with an intuitive set of options that can be seamlessly figured out by all user levels, even those less experienced with such tools.
As there is no setup pack involved, you can drop the program files in any part of the hard disk and just click the executable to launch File Owner Changer.
Another possibility is to keep it stored on a USB flash drive, in order to directly run it on any computer with minimum effort and no previous installers. More importantly, it doesn't edit Windows registry settings.
Simple interface and options
Represented by a small window with a clear-cut structure, the interface is user-friendly. It has an embedded file explorer that lets you navigate disk directories to locate the files you want to process.
File Owner Changer is capable of changing the file owner for a single file or an entire directory. Plus, you can can enable or disable recursive folder mode, as well as include or exclude subdirectories. Once you specify the new user name, you can apply the modifications with one click. There are no other notable options available here.
Evaluation and conclusion
We haven't come across any stability issues in our tests, thanks to the fact that the program didn't hang, crash or prompt error messages. As we expected, it had minimal impact on computer performance, running on low CPU and RAM.
Although it doesn't contain rich options and configuration parameters, File Owner Changer offers a simple and effective solution to changing the file owner of any item, offering support for batch processing.