I'm using a certain application on my Windows 10 which I always need to run as administrator. I pinned a shortcut for it to my taskbar so every time I need to run it I just right click the shortcut, right click the application, and click Run as administrator.

The question is: Is there a way in Windows 10 to create a shortcut which runs as administrator by default? So that I just left click it once to run it as administrator.


Right click the icon on your Task Bar.
Then right click on the application name again if the "close/unpin/..." menu opens.
Then select "Properties" -> "Advanced" -> and select "Run as administrator"

Guide with screenshots: http://www.guidingtech.com/4862/always-run-as-administrator/

  • Thank you. For Windows 10 version 10.0.18362 is: Properties -> Shortcut -> Advanced -> Run as administrator Aug 30 '19 at 8:29

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