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Always Run an App Elevated on Windows 10

Enable the Run as Administrator option.

Written by Torgeir Johansen

December 5, 2021

User Account Control (UAC) has been a part of Windows security since Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. With UAC on, applications are limited to standard user privileges. If you want to run an application under administrator privileges, you must right click two times on the shortcut if you start it from the task bar or one time from the start menu.

With application you use very often and must run under administrator privileges, it’s easy to add a Run as Administrator to the shortcut.

Right click on the application icon on the task bar or use the Windows button to search for the application. Press Windows button and start to type the application name.

 

Open properties from taskbar.

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Right click on the application icon on the task bar and select properties. Click on the properties menu and open the properties at the shortcut tab.

Click on Open file location.

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From the start menu.

Press Windows button and start to type the application name. Right click on the application name and select Open file location. In the application folder, right click on application and open the properties.

Enable Run as Administrator from the shortcut tab.

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At the properties shortcut tab click on the Advanced button and enable the Run as Administrator. Click on the OK button and the Apply button.

You are done. Next time you start the application the UAC will open automatically.

User Account Control window opens.

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User Account Control.