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MagicAndre1981

Unable to open an elevated Windows Explorer window

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jaclaz    943

I tried this method on Windows 8.1 (from the activated Administrator account), but all the options are grayed out so I can´t choose this second option. What am I doing wrong?

 

Running 8.1? :w00t::ph34r:

Seriously, maybe the approach that was suggested for Vista/7 simply is not appropriate anymore for Windows 8.1.

 

See if this fits:

http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-run-explorer-as-administrator-on-windows-8-1-windows-8-and-windows-7/

 

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TRJS    0

Thanks very much! This solution seems to be working.

I realized the former solution being rather for Windows 7, but as everything is there in Windows 8.1, too, I thought it should work the same way. I only thought it´s strange that I´m not able to make any modifications in the DCOM-configuration even using the administrator account.

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Czerno    0

@HarryTri :«In my both Windows XP computers (desktop and laptop) I can't open

Windows Explorer with administrator's rights if I am in a restricted user account.

Is it normal and if yes what can I do to change it? »

This would need to be in the Windows XP section, but briefly -

Yes it is expected behaviour : you are in effect launching "explorer.exe" as your administrative

account, but explorer has special coding that it immediately relaunches itself as the owner of

the shell explorer process (that which "owns" the desktop window,i.e. you "restricted user" self).

As you correctly noted, a workaround to this windows explorer "feature" had been to run

"iexplore.exe" (ie6) instead of explorer, but the workaround does not work in IE7-IE8.

You guess there are several ways to double-smart Microsoft. Simplest method, imho :

runas /user:your_admin "explorer.exe /n,."

HTH

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