There is a file context.xml in the path :

C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache Tomcat 7.0.22\conf\context.xml

I have to edit this file. But i am unable to do so.When i try to save the edits (ctrl+s) , I get a message Access Denied . How can i open these type of files with admin privilege ?

To run any type of software that needs admin privilege,i just click run as administrator. What do i do in this case ?

NOTE : I am the admin on my computer

NOTE : Answer me in context to Windows 7

  • Are you sure it's not read only (look in properties)? Also, who has ownership of the file? – Dave Jul 16 '12 at 15:08
  • I don't know how to do this. But what I do is open the editor as administrator. – fmanco Jul 16 '12 at 15:08
  • @criziot this is it ! – Suhail Gupta Jul 16 '12 at 15:12
  • As it works for you I posted it as an answer. – fmanco Jul 16 '12 at 15:23

I don't know how to do that directly. But, as a workaround, you can open you editor with admin priviledges (with run as administrator) and then open the file you want to edit from the editor.

  • AFAIK there is no other way. You can not start an application associated with a file with admin permissions directly. – Robert Jul 16 '12 at 15:24
  • @Robert I also think that's true. But as I'm not a Windows user I couldn't say it for sure. Thanks. – fmanco Jul 16 '12 at 15:27

Hold down Shift and right click on the file you want to open and then press Run as Admin

  • i don't see run as admin option – Suhail Gupta Jul 16 '12 at 17:26

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