Make Windows 7 Notepad Open As Administrator

Points of My Scenario
1. I am owner and admin of a Windows 7 Enterprise Edition workstation.
2. I use notepad to change/create application and system text files.
3. I have to open Notepad as administrator to modify/create application and system text files.
4. I want to modify/create text files in application and system folders WITHOUT having to specifically open Notepad as administrator.
QUESTION: How can I configure Notepad to automatically open in Administrator mode when an administrator is logged into the workstation?
waltforbesSenior IT SpecialistAsked:
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jessc7Connect With a Mentor Commented:
- Create a shortcut
- Right-click the shortcut, and click Properties
- On the Shortcut tab, click the Advanced button near the bottom
- Check "Run as administrator"

Now your icon is always set to run as Administration.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
4. Change the permissions of the folders you want to be 'Full' for administrators
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waltforbesSenior IT SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Note:
1. The folders already have Full Control for administrators
2. I can modify/save text files to the folders IF I open Notepad in Admin mode: i.e., right-click the Notepad shortcut, then click "Run as administrator"
3. But, I don't want to have to right-click Notepad and choose "Run as administrator" everytime.
4. I need Notepad to open in the "Run as administrator" mode automatically when I merely regular click its Program shortcut.
Any ideas?
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scrabyCommented:
are you using runas to open notepad?  what is the problem that you are having (access denied??)  
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
then right click notepad go into compatability then select run this program as an administrator
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waltforbesSenior IT SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Perfect! I can adapt this approach for a variety of situations! Yes! Many thanks, Jessc7.
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