# Run a program from context menu with admin priveledges (vista UAC)

I have been using Notepad2 lately, great util and i added it to the context menu hence i can click on a file and say Notepad2 and it edits it .. but it loads notepad2 without admin privs so i can't save the file.. How can i force it to open with admin privs

Here is what i have, works great apart from can't save in protected parts of disks in vista but of course loading notepad manually as admin works.

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*\shell]

You can use the Elevate Power Toy from Microsoft and just change your registry key to

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*\shell\Notepad2\command] @="elevate \"C:\Program Files\Notepad2\Notepad2.exe\" \"%1\""


Use a shortcut to hstart (see this question) with the /ELEVATED parameter to start Notepad2.

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Notepad2\command]