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I'd like to add an "Open with Notepad++ as Administrator" context menu for all files to Windows 7.

I've tried the solutions listed here: http://superuser.com/questions/56328/run-a-program-from-context-menu-with-admin-priveledges-vista-uac

with minimal success. I'm running windows 7 home premium 64-bit. Does anyone have either more explicit instructions, or a different solution?

Thanks!

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Reading a privileged file is not the problem. Save changes is.

Download latest plugin nppsaveasadmin:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/nppsaveasadmin/

Decompress on your plugins folder: (only NppSaveAsAdmin.dll)

C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins

Restart notepad++, and next time you will be prompted every time a file needs admin rights to change it.

You can try on C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts to see the effects.

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That's exactly what I want. I open admin files too often I think this solution is better than restart as admin. – appmaster May 21 '15 at 17:58
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Or you can just use the Plugin Manager (Plugins -> Plugin Manager -> Show Plugin Manager) and install the 'Save as admin' plugin from there. This is the same plugin. – Alex Che May 20 at 7:30

to do this i used 2 programs

1 - Elevate Power Toy : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2008.06.elevation.aspx

2 - Context Edit : http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/ContextEdit-Download-78704.html

first i downloaded elevate power toy and unziped it. after that in context edit (which you should run as admin too) i created a new entry and name it Notepad++ Admin

To new entry's command line write : "[Path]\Elevation\elevate.cmd" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe" "%1"

after that you can see Notepad++ Admin on all items. i added screenshot for command options (actually nothing is selected).

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