Windows 10: Winrar activated as admin but when you log out to user it is no longer


  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       27 Jan 2017 #1

    Winrar activated as admin but when you log out to user it is no longer


    Winrar activated as admin but when you log out to user it is no longer activated in windows 10 this Windows 10 is a real pain in the ass.

    Can anyone help it is really annoying please, I have tried everything in the book, as admin my key shows as associated with winrar as it should, however logged in as user it is associated with Notepad and I cannot change the association of the file as a user.
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  2. Posts : 3,099
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       27 Jan 2017 #2

    It may be a situation that existed in earlier Windows in that the program had to be installed for All Users by someone logged in as an administrator/with administrative rights, not the actual, usually hidden, Administrator
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  3. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       28 Jan 2017 #3

    Yep but how do I solve it thats the question, it seems I am going to have to stay in as administrator and remove everything that will not work ie: Edge and a few other things, this is really annoying.
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  4. Posts : 3,099
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       28 Jan 2017 #4

    T'were me I'd uninstall Winrar, assure I was logged onto the computer as a User with administrative rights [usually the default User on a new install] and reinstall Winrar for all users. A Standard User doesn't have that capability and the full Administrator is a Hidden account on purpose.
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  5. Posts : 1,825
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       28 Jan 2017 #5

    WinRAR writes to the registry -
    to avoid this use the portable method of using WinRAR.ini
    WinRAR.ini and rarreg.key are required to be in same folder as WinRAR.exe
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  6. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       28 Jan 2017 #6

    Thank you I sorted it Windows 10 was corrupt so I had to re install it, working now.
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