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Windows 7: I don't understand this UAC-warning

10 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail
 
 
I don't understand this UAC-warning

I use the little, very useable, program, TotalCommander.
Total Commander - home
But if I want to delete a file on c:\ or on a removeable HD with this program, UAC says that I need Admin rights to do so. I then click OK to use Admin rights, and then another warning pops up saying, that totalcmd.exe needs admin rights to do what I just got permission to do (the warning-windows is colored different, one is with yellow background and one is with blue background).

Aha, says the clever man, you just give totalcmd.exe admin rights all the time ... no that did not work either. Now there is a UAC warning everytime I start totalcmd.exe.

How do I let this (and ONLY this) program, do its job on files and folders that is not exclucive system-folders (like the restore folder) without having to answer the same question over and over again?

I would like to see a "remember tick" like most firewalls have for their training sessions in UAC.

I'm comming from XP, so I have no clue how UAC worked in Vista, so please give me a "ground school" lesson if it is possible

Regards
Burgurne


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10 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

One way would be to give your username full rights to the folders you want access to for the purpose of deleting etc

UAC works on the principle that you are an admin but running with standard user rights

When you give yourself full rights to a folder specifically you are actually giving your standard user "persona" these rights, so UAC should not ask you to elevate to admin rights to perform a task.

The rights (NTFS access rights [ACLs]) and there settings work as they did in XP (right Click on parent older and add users using the security tab, allowing rights to cascade down the tree), You may have to take ownership to allow this.

Saying this, if the program you are using is not written to spec and expects to be running with full admin rights, (this has not been standard practice since NT3.5! ), you may have to as you say run the program as administrator and accept at least one UAC prompt per session.

Reccomended reading ( if you get time ) ...
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc709691.aspx


Hope this clarifies matters
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10 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 build 7232
 
 

From my point of view:

Do your self a favor and disable UAC altogether
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10 Jun 2009   #4

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mariojas View Post
From my point of view:

Do your self a favor and disable UAC altogether
From my point of view:

That would not be doing yourself a favor.
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10 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 build 7232
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
From my point of view:

That would not be doing yourself a favor.
why not? that is the most useless, annoying part of Vista and 7 , It does no good to me
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10 Jun 2009   #6
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

This will show you how to let any program run without uac prompt and only the programs you want, keeping the UAC in-tact.
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10 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mariojas View Post
why not? that is the most useless, annoying part of Vista and 7 , It does no good to me
It's better to take an extra half-second to approve a action than to chance a malicious program changing system files in the background.
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