I recently updated my Windows 7 computer with NotePad++ ver. 6.6.9. To do the update I had to run it as Administrator. Now, every time I run Notepad++, it wants to run as Administrator or not at all. I have checked the shortcuts and they are not marked to "Run as Administrator". The problem with this is that NotePad++ can't "see" any of my mapped drives. This is very annoying. How can I get NotePad++ to open normally?
I have the same problem after upgrade to NPP 6.9.9, and this fix resolved the issue for me:
Right-click on notepad++.exe, Properties, Compatability. Uncheck "Run this program as an administrator". You may need administrator privileges to be able to do this.
I had the same problem when I tried to right-click on the shortcut to notepad++.exe. The shortcut did not have the 'run as administrator' checked, so you cannot 'uncheck' it. However, the target which is the .exe file to which the shortcut points had 'run as administrator' checked. Unchecking it on the the "Compatibility" tab after right-clicking on the filename solved my problem.