How to Run Notepad as an Administrator

In this post, you will learn how to run Notepad as an administrator, as well as how to create a shortcut that lets you launch Notepad as an administrator.

In this case, I am using a Windows 10 PC. Let’s get started.

How to Open Notepad as an Administrator

Method #1

Press the Start button or Windows key.

Type notepad. Right-click on the “Notepad” app in the search results.

Click on “Run as administrator.” In the UAC pop-up, press “Yes.”

Method #2

Enter notepad in Run and press CTRL + Shift + Enter.

Click the “Yes” button in the UAC pop-up.

Method #3

Click the “Start” button.

Right-click on the “Notepad” in the N section.

Move the mouse over “More.”

Click on “Run as administrator.” In the UAC pop-up, press “Yes.”

Method #4

Go to C: > Windows.

Right-click on the “Notepad” file.

Click “Run as administrator” in the context menu.

Click the “Yes” button in the UAC pop-up.

Creating a Shortcut that Launches Notepad as an Administrator:

Create a Notepad shortcut.

Right-click on it and click on “Properties.”

Click the “Advanced” button.

In the pop-up, select “Run as administrator.”

Press the “OK” button.

Press the “OK” button.

From now on, when you open the shortcut, you’ll see a UAC pop-up. Click “Yes” and Notepad will open as administrator.

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