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How To Always Run Apps As Administrator

Depending on the type of tasks you're doing at the time, some programs require administrator privileges to execute commands and function properly. In such cases, you'd simply right-click It and select Run as administrator. This however, Is not very convenient when working with countless files on a daily basis that require admin rights. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to always run apps as administrator.

Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to In terms of executing files with admin privileges. Upon right-clicking my executable file named setup.exe, the Run as administrator option Is available In the context menu as shown below. I can now launch the file with full unrestricted elevated rights.

Whilst It's perfectly fine to perform this action when only dealing with a few files here and there, If you're anything like myself, whereby you heavily work with critical operating system files, applications and utilities that need admin rights to function, then this tutorial Is for you.

I will demonstrate how to always run apps as administrator, for both executable files and shortcuts, such as those located on your computer's desktop. Do note, that In terms of the program's executable file, you need to navigate to Its Installation directory- usually located In Program Files. You'd be surprised at just how easy the process Is, so without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

For the purpose of this tutorial, I'm simply going to always run an application named Classic StartMenu as administrator. I've selected Its executable file In the default Installation directory (Program Files), right-clicked It and hit Properties as shown below.

Step Two:

Next, select the Compatibility tab, click the Run this program as an administrator checkbox, and then hit OK to finalize the process. That's It! The application will now always run with admin rights.

Step Three:

The very same process applies to shortcuts. I've navigated to my computer's desktop, right-clicked my VMware Workstation Pro shortcut and hit Properties.

Last Step:

As with Step Two above, select the Compatibility tab, click the Run this program as an administrator checkbox, and then hit OK for the change to take effect. That's all there Is to It.

Final Thoughts:

It really doesn't get much easier than this, does It? For a given application that's Installed on your computer, do remember to navigate to Its default Installation directory, and locate Its executable file from there. If you've downloaded a standalone software or tool, you'll find that this works by simply applying It to wherever you've placed Its exe file.


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