Can not run as admin .  


  1. Posts : 39
    win 10 pro 64bit 21H2 19044.1466
       #1

    Can not run as admin .


    At cmd prompt : C:Users\*****PC >sfc /scannow

    Can not run ,not recognized as admin ?????
    My account is registered as Local user /admin.
    Have had no problems installing or deleting apps /programs prior to installing the latest win10 updates and CU updates dated 2 days ago.
    64bit Pro 1909 Ver
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  2. Posts : 4,992
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    Did you open the Command Prompt as a administrator.
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  3. Posts : 28,442
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    As FreeBooter says, you can only run that sfc command in a Command Prompt (Admin).

    You didn't, as shown by the C:Users\*****PC > prompt in your example. It would say C:\WINDOWS\system32> if the command prompt was run as admin.
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  4. Posts : 39
    win 10 pro 64bit 21H2 19044.1466
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Ok as a local user with admin rites , once i type cmd into search field , i receive a prompt CMD app > click open with no prompt for admin rites. I proceed straight to Type sfc /scannow .
    Is this the issue ,should i open Windows power shell as (admin ) then proceed to type sfc /scannow.
    Sorry guys 67 and just trying to get used to win 10 after many many yrs with untroubling 7.
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  5. Posts : 4,992
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #5

    Please open the Command Prompt by typing cmd.exe into Start Menu, right-click on Cmd.exe, and open it as an administrator.
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  6. Posts : 885
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 22H2 19045.2965
       #6

    Oldhead said:
    Sorry guys 67 and just trying to get used to win 10 after many many yrs with untroubling 7.
    Pictures always help me.

    'W' under the alphabet of 'All Apps'

    2. is a right mouse click on "Command Prompt"

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    Last edited by Farvatten; 28 Feb 2020 at 22:24.
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  7. Posts : 28,442
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #7

    You can also run SFC /SCANNOW in Windows PowerShell (Admin). That's available by right-clicking on Start, or pressing WinKey+X.

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  8. Posts : 17,661
    Windows 10 Pro
       #8

    Local admin account and the built-in admin account are two very different things. SFC /SCANNOW can only be run from [B]built-in admimistror/B] account, you cannot run it as local administrator.

    You will notice the difference in prompt. If you are using a normal, local admin account, the prompt in Command Prompt shows your user folder as current location:

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    When using the built-in admin account, the prompt shows that your current location is C:\Windows\System32:

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  9. Posts : 39
    win 10 pro 64bit 21H2 19044.1466
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Cheers all ,yes pictures aaaahhh.
    At the moment win10 is steep for learning,and confusing when (1) cmd , (2)winpower shell, (3) win power shell admin are all available for selection.
    Successfully completed scannow ,all good .
    Many thanks posters.
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