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Windows 7: Can't open notepad as a administrator

22 Jun 2012   #1

windows 7 64 bit
Can't open notepad as a administrator

I'm trying to open notepad as a administrator. I go to start\all programs\accessories\notepad and right click it. NOTHING I'm the only user account on this computer and it is a administrator account. So -- why don't I get any options when I right click it ???

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22 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (O.E.M)

Hello and welcome to Seven Forums,
Quick question, why do you need to open notepad as an administrator? To solve your issue however,

1) Open C:\Windows and find notepad.exe. Can you run as an administrator from there?

2) Even if you can't, right click it and click Send To -> Desktop (Create Shortcut). Then right click that new shortcut and click the shortcut tab along the top. Click advanced and check the box that says "Run as administrator". OK all dialogue boxes. Can you run it as an administrator now?

Hope this helps
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22 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 8 Core X64

Is this the only place where the right click menu doesn't do anything for you? If not, then install ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows and look specifically at the pink hilited entries. Start disabling them a few at a time and see if you find one that is causing the problem.

Enable them again if you don't see any difference.
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22 Jun 2012   #4

windows 7 64 bit

Well, I tried that and no help, but I can't drag and drop icons to the desktop, if that helps !!
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23 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 8 Core X64

Some possible fixes for right click not working here: Folder Right Click - Not working
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23 Jun 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Please run sfc /scannow 3 times as explained in the link and then upload the sfcdetails.txt file

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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