Windows 10: All applications won't run when not clicking "Run as Admin" Solved

  1.    03 Mar 2015 #1

    All applications only run when clicking "Run as Admin"

    I got this issue a few days ago, after my dad accidentally shared my entire hard drive.

    Now, whatever application I run, I have to right click it, and run as an admin, or I get an error or the application doesn't run at all. The thing is, I'm the only admin on my computer. Is there a fix for this?

    EDIT: Now File Explorer is taking roughly 5 minutes to open when it usually takes less than a second.
    Last edited by bigyihsuan; 03 Mar 2015 at 23:30.
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  2. Slartybart's Avatar
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       04 Mar 2015 #2

    Ask you dad to undo what he did. I'm not sure how he 'shared' the drive or to what.
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  3.    04 Mar 2015 #3

    I've already deshared the drive, but the effects are still there.

    Interestingly, only certain applications work without having to run as an admin. For example, I have WinRar that I installed with my admin account, but Google Chrome, which was also installed with my admin account, doesn't work.

    I've also noticed that applications that were extracted (i.e. from a zip/iso/rar, etc.) don't work.
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  4. Slartybart's Avatar
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       04 Mar 2015 #4

    Try creating a new admin type account to see if that new user profile has the same issue.
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  5.    05 Mar 2015 #5

    I made a local admin account called test, and now it works!
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