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Sometimes, administrators become frustrated when they have to troubleshoot a regular user account because they do not have any admin privileges. Here is a great way start a Windows Explorer session using the 'run as' command.
- Find the cmd.exe in C:\Windows\System32\ folder.
- Right-click and use 'run as...' option to run it in an account that has admin privileges.
- In the command line, change folder to the C:\Program files\Windows Explorer folder.
- Type 'explorer.exe' and hit ENTER.
- Type in the address box 'C:' as the URL.
- You'll get a Windows Explorer session using the admin account that you use in the 'runas' command.
Anything you start from here will have that admin power, including changing file permissions.