1.    04 Sep 2017 #1
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    Merging .reg files as standard user


    I want to add run as admin to the context menu to be able to merge a couple of .reg files into the registry when i right click on them, i downloaded Brinks 2 reg files to do this but they require admin privleges and run as admin does not show up in the context menu when i click on them. Its there when i click on .exe programs.
    Thanks
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  2.    04 Sep 2017 #2
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    Windows 10 pro 64 bit/vs.1709/16299.19

    I can't do that in my standard user acct either and I have that added to my right click context menu. So, I sign out and login as administrator and do the merge and then sign out and back in as standard user again. A little paranoia is healthy.
    I think it may be an unwritten feature of windows 10 Pro security.
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  3.    04 Sep 2017 #3
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    OK Thanks
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  4.    04 Sep 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepers View Post
    ...i downloaded Brinks 2 reg files to do this but they require admin privleges and run as admin does not show up in the context menu when i click on them...
    Run as administrator does appear for Regedit itself, and Regedit has 'Import...' on its File menu. As a standard user, type regedit in the Cortana/Search box on the taskbar, right-click on the 'regedit - Run command' best match and you can 'Run as administrator' from there. Then you can import the .reg files.
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  5.    04 Sep 2017 #5
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    "Run as Administrator" only applies to executable files that you can run. A .reg file is just a plain text file that can't be executed by itself, so "Run as Administrator" will never appear for it.
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  6.    04 Sep 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippery View Post
    I can't do that in my standard user acct either and I have that added to my right click context menu. So, I sign out and login as administrator and do the merge and then sign out and back in as standard user again. A little paranoia is healthy.
    I think it may be an unwritten feature of windows 10 Pro security.
    Hardly unwritten! Whole point of standard accounts is to prevent standard users doing such things!
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  7.    05 Sep 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Run as administrator does appear for Regedit itself, and Regedit has 'Import...' on its File menu. As a standard user, type regedit in the Cortana/Search box on the taskbar, right-click on the 'regedit - Run command' best match and you can 'Run as administrator' from there. Then you can import the .reg files.
    Many Thanks worked like a charm
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  8.    05 Sep 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepers View Post
    Many Thanks worked like a charm
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