How to always run Command Prompt as an Administrator in Windows 10

If you are like me, there are some instances where you need to run Command Prompt in Windows 10 with administrator privileges. Opening Command Prompt the normal way in Windows 10 involves typing “cmd” in Search and clicking on the application that comes up. Opening Command Prompt with administrator privileges requires you to right click on the icon and choosing the “Run as Administrator,” option. So, how do you always run Command Prompt as an Administrator?

How to Always Open Command Prompt as an Administrator

Though the above steps are simple enough, it can be quite annoying to always type in “cmd,” and right clicking on the icon that comes up. For me, the major challenge is the fact that I need to use Command Prompt with administrator privileges every day to start and stop the Hosted Network on which I connect my mobile phone. Now, to always open Command Prompt as an administrator, all that you need to do is the following;

  • Type “cmd” in Windows Search
  • When the command prompt icon appears, drag and drop it on your desktop.
  • This creates a Command Prompt shortcut on the desktop.
  • Now, go to the Desktop and right click on it.
  • Choose properties.
  • In properties, click on “Advanced” under the “Shortcut” tab.
  • Select “Run as Administrator,” and click on the “OK” button.

Now you can always run Command Prompt as an Administrator?

That’s it. Now each time that you click on the Command Prompt shortcut on your desktop, Windows gives you Command Prompt with administrator privileges. I have also dragged and dropped the shortcut onto my computer’s Task Bar, and it also has administrator privileges.

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