Make Apps Always run as Administrator in Windows 11 and 10

For some reason, you may want some apps to always run as an administrator by default. This article explains how you can do it!

In general, Apps/Programs/Software on Windows 11 or 10 runs normally without any issues. However, Some apps don’t work well when there is a lack of permissions to complete specific tasks. So, You will require to run that app as an administrator. But, Choosing to run as admin every time can be very annoying. Fortunately, You can configure your preferred apps or software in such a way that it will always run with administrative rights by default. Doing this is not a complex task.

How to Make Your Preferred App Always run as Administrator in Windows

You cannot configure certain Apps especially the UWP from MS Store to run as an Administrator by default. But, For most apps/software especially the Win32 applications, you can do it. Let’s see how to make these apps always run with admin rights by default.

1.Find the Actual Location of the App/Program File

open start menu file location windows 11

You can make any shortcut of software to run as Admin. But, In some cases, you may not get the appropriate option to do it. For example, the start menu items. It is not possible to go to the properties of a program from the start menu in Windows 11. In this case, you will have to find out the location of that start menu items. There are a lot of other situations when you must find the actual location a software. To make any app run as admin by default, our first duty is to find out its location if properties is not accessible.

To do this, I suggest you right-click on the shortcut/start menu item and click on Open File Location. It will open the location in Windows File Explorer where the original app/software file/shortcut exists.

2. Tweak the Properties

tweak run as admin default windows

After locating the original .exe file or shortcut, you can now step forward to the actual procedures. To enable run as administrator, you must go to the properties of that application. Here are the details.

  • At first, Right-click on the .exe file and go to its properties.
  • Now, Go to the compatibility tab and tick “Run this program as an administrator.”
  • Then, Click on Apply and OK.

3. Alternative Method if Compatibility Tab is Missing

run as admin alternative solution windows

For some apps, you will not see the compatibility tab. In this, case, you will have to do something else. Here are the details-

  • At first, Make a shortcut of the program if there is no existing shortcut.
  • Then, Go to its properties and go to the shortcut tab.
  • Now, Click on Advanced and then tick Run as administrator.
  • Save the settings.

From now, That specific program will be run as administrator by default every time you open it. It applies to all modern versions of Windows like Windows 11, 10, etc.

I hope this article will help you. If you have any opinion, share it in the comment box.

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