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I downloaded wget for windows.

I ran this to recieve some web pages but it seems permission was denied for writing or something.

How do you run command line apps with administrator priveleges?


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What is your OS? – soandos Jun 30 '11 at 2:25
Sorry Windows 7 Updated Main OP – james Jun 30 '11 at 3:35
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Run cmd with administrator privileges (right click and run as administrator).

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Thanks it helped – james Jun 30 '11 at 3:46
If you go under wget's properties, you can specify that it runs with admin privs everytime. – surfasb Jun 30 '11 at 4:37

In cmd you can use this:

runas /profile /user:Administrator program name

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