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    Win's 8.1 says "You'll need to provide admin permission...

    Hello everyone. Your help please,

    I have gotten the same requests in the past, but somehow, I ignore them, click away and get through somehow. This time is different!... does not allow me.

    All I want to do is move my MalwareBytes Icon from the Desktop to my Utilities Folder and it just does not let me, weird!

    Checked my account in Control Panel / user accounts, and I my name is listed as the Administrator. By the way, I am the only user and the only account in my Laptop. Not even a guess account. Furthermore, when I log in, again with my name and Email address below the name (see PIC) is offered, I enter my password and I am in. As the Administrator I thought, and that is why anything to be done as an "Administrator" does not make sense to me. My Name is the Administrator by definition or not?

    I understand when you have to "Run it as an Administrator," but even then it does not make sense to me for the same reason mentioned. But this is not about running anything... just moving and Icon into a Folder.

    What is the mystery here?


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