Windows 10: Can no longer "Run as Administator"

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  1.    15 Jun 2017 #11

    Thanks. That installed. What exactly was it supposed to do though? I just tried opening the program again as "Administrator", and no joy. Tried opening it as normal user, and get the permission error (the program is a hosts file editor tool, so I have to run it as admin to be able to edit the hosts.txt file)

    Cheers

    Andy
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  2.    15 Jun 2017 #12

    youradds said: View Post
    Thanks. That installed. What exactly was it supposed to do though? I just tried opening the program again as "Administrator", and no joy. Tried opening it as normal user, and get the permission error (the program is a hosts file editor tool, so I have to run it as admin to be able to edit the hosts.txt file)

    Cheers

    Andy
    Taking ownership unlocks a file so you can change it's attributes to always open as Administrator.
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  3.    15 Jun 2017 #13

    Ah ok - so how do I do that? If I try and edit the hosts.txt file, I still get permission denied errors.

    Cheers

    Andy
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    15 Jun 2017 #14

    OK - so a little update here. M$ have really screwed something up, but at least I can now do what I need to do.

    Basically, I had to do:

    1) Start
    2) Type "hosts" (to get the program I want to come up)
    3) Now right click, and "View file location"
    4) Now - this is the confusing part. That is actually the shortcut location, not the file! So you have to right click the icon, and "view file location" again.
    5) Now right-click, "Run as Administrator", and voila it works....

    Talk about a PITA! (it never used to work like that - so they have screwed something up with the chain of file locations, I would guess)

    Cheers

    Andy
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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