Running an app as an administrator in Windows gives them additional privileges. It allows them to modify the registry, modify the system files and access other folders that are usually limited.

Sometimes, you need to run a program in administrator mode every time you use it.

If you have programs that you use every day that also require administrator privileges, you’ll know how annoying it can be to continuously click the link or EXE continuously and select Run as administrator.

Fortunately, there is a way to make programs work automatically in administrator mode. You will only need to accept the UAC popup warning each time you launch it.

How to always run programs as an administrator on Windows

To make apps open in administrator mode each time you open them, follow the step-by-step instructions below.

  • Open the Start menu.
  • In the Recently Added and All Apps list, scroll down and find the app you want to edit.
  • Right click on the app name and select More> Open file location.
  • File Explorer will open. Again, right click on the app name.
  • Click Properties and select the shortcut tab.
  • Select Advanced.
  • Finally, select the checkbox next to Run as administrator.
  • Click OK to save the changes.

Now your app will open in administrator mode every time you run it. If you want to remove the automatic administrator rights at any time, repeat the steps by unchecking.


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