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Hi,

I'm doing development on Windows 7 and the whole "run as administrator" thing is greatly interfering with all my work.  I have my account on my machine set up with admin privileges, but when files are created they are created with mode (unix) d______, or, in otherwords, no privileges whatsoever.  That wreaks havoc and I am sick of having to verify everything to run as admin.  I can't even browse to the C: folder in many apps to save or open files!

How do I set up my account so that it always runs as admin? I'm familiar with "Change User Account Control settings", but that only affects notifications, not how programs are run.

As sad as it is, I'll take my chances w/ viruses since this issues is greatly slowing me down.

Thanks!
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by:Juliancito
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disable UAC from "Users" in control panel
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You can turn off UAC (per the above post) and it does not just turn off notifications. If you turn it off and your userid is a member of the administrators group, you should not be hindered in any way by UAC. You may get your share of viruses as you observed.

Another approach with UAC enabled is to look at:  http://www.itknowledge24.com/ and look at / consider UAC Trust Shortcut.  

... Thinkpads_User
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by:LeeTutor
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If you really aren't concerned with malware problems, try the hidden and disabled "real" Administrator account:

http://e-articles.info/e/a/title/Windows-7:-How-to-access-the-Real-Administrator-Account/
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by:PowerEdgeTech
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Simply add your actual User Name to C with full permissions (or to whichever folder(s) you want direct access).  Even for Admins, Windows 7 is a bit choosy which folders you actually have full access to.
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ugeb, any feedback?
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by:ugeb
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Hi,

Thanks for all the comments.  I thought I had posted a response earlier but it obviously failed to go through.

I'm curious about PowerEdgeTech's response.  How do I add a user name to C with full permissions?

Thanks!
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Simply right-click C drive, Properties, Security tab, Edit, Add, enter your Username and Check Names (or use Advanced, Find Now), then Allow>Full.
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Thank you, and I was pleased to assist. .... Thinkpads_User
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