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I usually rar/zip files with Winrar, but today when i was archiving files on drive C:/ got this message:

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I suppose this is because the application does not have sufficient rights to rar/zip files/folders on drive C:/

I however succeeded only when launched Winrar with admin rights, however it defeats the purpose of archiving with context menu.

Is there a way to give Winrar permanent admin rights?

Please note: I have censored filename on picture.

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I removed the winrar tag since the question holds for any windows application – Nifle Sep 3 '11 at 8:32

Have you tried this?

  1. Right-click the application, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Compatibility tab.
  3. Select the Run this program as an administrator checkbox, and then click OK.
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It worked. Thanks! – Boris_yo Sep 4 '11 at 19:14
Strange, but this does not work well as it seems. Checkbox is checked but Winrar still asks for a permission to run from "Unknown Publisher". Winrar's icon has that "shield icon" by the way. – Boris_yo Feb 19 '12 at 18:11
I think it works only when directly running Winrar but when launching downloaded archived file from browser like Chrome, it executes associated program which is Winrar but not with admin rights enabled for it. I wonder how to make browser execute downloaded archive file with Winrar already with enabled admin rights. – Boris_yo Feb 20 '13 at 16:54

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