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4 Ways to Run Apps as Administrator on Windows 10

4 Ways to Run Apps as Administrator on Windows 10 Hey whats up guys in this article here you are going to find out not one not two not three, but four different ways to run an app as administrator on Windows 10. And this works with many apps. now for the sake of example, we are going to use Firefox. alright! lets save the best for first! the first way is my favorite way because by doing this you can always automatically run the app as administrator. alright, what youre going to do is right-click the app and then select where it says properties. And this will open up all the properties for that app.

Now make sure you are in the shortcut section. Okay now go to the bottom and click where it says Advanced. Okay! Now its pretty clear what to do.

Select the checkbox that says Run as administrator and then click OK to confirm everything. and now lets try to open this app. And as you can see, it now runs as administrator! So now each time I open this app from this point forward, it will always automatically run as administrator. As you guys can see here, this is a shortcut file for Firefox. Why am I mentioning this?

Well, oftentimes you need the original source file. Meh! Enough explanation. Let me show you what I mean here. Lets say for example Im trying to do this for Firefox right?

So all I would have to do is click the Start button and type Firefox in the search field and now from the search results Im going to right-click the Firefox icon and then Im going to choose Open file location. Very important! Because that will take me to the original shortcut file. Once you get to the original shortcut file, you have two options. You can choose to go to properties and then go to advanced and then enable administrator privileges automatically or you can choose to copy and paste that file first to another folder and then later enable automatic admission for administrative privileges for that file in that new folder.

Why is this cool? Well, now you can have a folder dedicated to apps that automatically run as administrator while the original shortcut file remains the same. All right! Now here is the second way. The second way is simply by right-clicking.

So, in my case here for this Firefox icon, I can right-click it and then choose Run as administrator. You can also do this from the Start menu as well. And all you have to do is click the Start button and then type the name of the app in the search field.

In my case, its Firefox and then right-click the app and then choose Run as administrator. And now for the third way! And this way involves using a keyboard shortcut while searching from the Start menu. To do this click the Start button and then type the name of the app in the search field.

In my case, its Firefox. As you are typing the name of the app, you will realize that it becomes highlighted from the search results. So now, hit ControlShiftEnter on the keyboard.

And once you do this, immediately, the app will open as administrator. And now for the last way. And this way involves using the Task Manager.

So go ahead and run the Task Tanager. you can hit ControlShiftEscape on your keyboard or you can right-click an empty spot from the Taskbar and then select Task Manager. Once you have opened the Task Manager, if you see the small window, click More details. And now go to the top left click File and then choose Run new task. And now you should see this little dialog box. whats most important here is this right below where it says Create this task with administrative privileges. Make sure this box is checked.

And were going to try to use the Command Prompt this time because this is something for many of these functions you need administrative privileges. So to open the command prompt Im going to type CMD and then hit Enter. And now Im going to use a command that like I said would normally require administrative privileges. So Im going to use the system scanning: sfc scannow. Im going to hit Enter.

And there you go! Its working! But if I did not have that box checked it would say you need administrative for your privileges to do this. So definitely as you can see, this works!

And overall this is pretty easy to do — All of these different ways of enabling administrative privileges on Windows 10. So definitely for more easy, straightforward Windows 10 tutorials like this, please subscribe and thanks for watching! 4 Ways to Run Apps as Administrator on Windows 10 Hey whats up guys in this article here you are going to find out not one not two not three, but four different ways to run an app as administrator on Windows 10. And this works with many apps. now for the sake of example, we are going to use Firefox. alright! lets save the best for first! the first way is my favorite way because by doing this you can always automatically run the app as administrator. alright, what youre going to do is right-click the app and then select where it says properties. And this will open up all the properties for that app.

Now make sure you are in the shortcut section. Okay now go to the bottom and click where it says Advanced. Okay! Now its pretty clear what to do.

Select the checkbox that says Run as administrator and then click OK to confirm everything. and now lets try to open this app. And as you can see, it now runs as administrator! So now each time I open this app from this point forward, it will always automatically run as administrator.

As you guys can see here, this is a shortcut file for Firefox. Why am I mentioning this? Well, oftentimes you need the original source file. Meh!

Enough explanation. Let me show you what I mean here. Lets say for example Im trying to do this for Firefox right? So all I would have to do is click the Start button and type Firefox in the search field and now from the search results Im going to right-click the Firefox icon and then Im going to choose Open file location. Very important!

Because that will take me to the original shortcut file. Once you get to the original shortcut file, you have two options. You can choose to go to properties and then go to advanced and then enable administrator privileges automatically or you can choose to copy and paste that file first to another folder and then later enable automatic admission for administrative privileges for that file in that new folder.

Why is this cool? Well, now you can have a folder dedicated to apps that automatically run as administrator while the original shortcut file remains the same. All right! Now here is the second way. The second way is simply by right-clicking.

So, in my case here for this Firefox icon, I can right-click it and then choose Run as administrator. You can also do this from the Start menu as well. And all you have to do is click the Start button and then type the name of the app in the search field.

In my case, its Firefox and then right-click the app and then choose Run as administrator. And now for the third way! And this way involves using a keyboard shortcut while searching from the Start menu. To do this click the Start button and then type the name of the app in the search field.

In my case, its Firefox. As you are typing the name of the app, you will realize that it becomes highlighted from the search results. So now, hit ControlShiftEnter on the keyboard. And once you do this, immediately, the app will open as administrator. And now for the last way.

And this way involves using the Task Manager. So go ahead and run the Task Tanager. you can hit ControlShiftEscape on your keyboard or you can right-click an empty spot from the Taskbar and then select Task Manager. Once you have opened the Task Manager, if you see the small window, click More details. And now go to the top left click File and then choose Run new task. And now you should see this little dialog box. whats most important here is this right below where it says Create this task with administrative privileges.

Make sure this box is checked. And were going to try to use the Command Prompt this time because this is something for many of these functions you need administrative privileges. So to open the command prompt Im going to type CMD and then hit Enter. And now Im going to use a command that like I said would normally require administrative privileges.

So Im going to use the system scanning: sfc scannow. Im going to hit Enter. And there you go! Its working!

But if I did not have that box checked it would say you need administrative for your privileges to do this. So definitely as you can see, this works! And overall this is pretty easy to do — All of these different ways of enabling administrative privileges on Windows 10.

So definitely for more easy, straightforward Windows 10 tutorials like this, please subscribe and thanks for watching!

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