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Windows 7: Open Windows Explorer with Admin rights

20 Feb 2012   #11

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

Thanks for the effort Dusty.
I have a bad feeling.....I think it will be hard to find a solution.

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20 Feb 2012   #12

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

Hope you find what you're looking for.

If it is only a single ini file you are editing, or only a few, the permissions settings may work for the long run (only have to do that once). Perhaps the reason it isn't working is because you cannot edit it with it being stuck in read-only mode?

However, if there are a lot of ini files you need to edit, then the above would be disastrous.. Are you able to select the whole program and change all of its permissions? May work. ah, well...

Good luck then
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20 Feb 2012   #13

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

In my company, there are thousands of programmers and developers. They will need to change a lot of files located in protected folders (like Program Files). So, we need an easy way for them to be able to do so.
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13 May 2015   #14

Windows 8.1 Home 64 bit

I know this is a very old thread, but it's first in the search results and there is no solution, so I thought I would post it for the next guy. Instead of trying to open windows explorer as administrator, simply open notepad or whatever editor you are using as administrator.

Right click on notepad, run as administrator, then open the .ini file you wish to edit.

That's it!
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