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For example, the command prompt shortcut in the start menu has the option if you right click. Another program that installed a shortcut in the start menu does not have this option.

What causes run-as option to appear in the context menu for a shortcut?

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You’ll have to be more specific; what program is not showing it? I just checked and every shortcut that points to an actual executable (as opposed to folders, shell objects, etc.) has the menu item. –  Synetech Aug 3 '12 at 18:22
    
It depends on the program that creates the short-cut, just because all yours happen to have it doesn't mean there isn't at least one program you don't know about that doesn't have the option. FYI: it's a program I developed and installed using installshield, although that is not relevant. –  O.O Aug 3 '12 at 18:38
    
> It depends on the program that creates the short-cut No, it doesn’t; at least not the way you are thinking. > just because all yours happen to have it doesn't mean there isn't at least one program you don't know about that doesn't have the option I may not know every number in the universe either, but I still know that adding one to them makes them one larger. > FYI: it's a program I developed and installed using installshield, although that is not relevant. How is that not relevant? You just said that it depends on the program that created the shortcut. –  Synetech Aug 3 '12 at 20:12
    
Like I already asked, what does the shortcut point to? Is it an .exe? –  Synetech Aug 3 '12 at 20:13
    
@Synetech - yes, exe. –  O.O Aug 3 '12 at 20:25
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