How do you open an app to “run as administrator” on Windows 11? Previously, we showed you how to open PowerShell to run it as an administrator, which is required to run elevated application commands on Windows 11.
By default, Windows does not open applications with the highest privileges. If you use this application regularly and need the application to run with elevated privileges, it might be a good idea to change the application to always run as administrator to make things more convenient for you.
What does “Run as administrator” mean?
Running apps as an administrator just means you are running the app with elevated privileges. An administrator refers to someone who can make changes to a PC that affect other users of that PC.
4. Right-click the application shortcut and click Characteristics.
5. Click on the shortcut Tongue.
6. Click on the Progressive Button.
7. Check the Run as administrator option and click OK to save your changes Advanced Properties.
8. Click Apply to confirm and save changes.
9. Click OK to close the Application Properties menu.
After following these steps, the app you configured will run as an administrator every time you launch it and will have elevated permissions to make changes just like an administrator.
If you’re using the default (and recommended) User Account Control (UAC) settings, you’ll need to accept the UAC prompt to continue opening the app in order to run it as an administrator.
You can undo the changes you made at any time by repeating the steps above and deactivate the Execute as administrator options (step 7).
Although this guide aims to help users always run apps as administrator on Windows 11, you can use the same instructions on Windows 10 as well.