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Windows 8 "Run As Administrator" Missing

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 "Run As Administrator" Missing


    Hi, I recently bought a new laptop and it has Windows 8.1 OS installed on it to my distaste. Nevertheless, I've decided to start using Windows 8.1 until I realized there are a bunch of options missing from this version of Windows 8.1 for some reason. It does not have the "Run As Administrator" option from the Right-Click Context Menu. It does not have the "Compatibility" options in the Properties menu. It would be great if someone could help me out with this problem. I have attached two images as an example to show how my Context Menu and Properties look like.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello D41V30N, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Your screenshots show that this is a .url file, and not an application file.

    Only application files will have "Run as administrator" and compatibility options available in their context menu.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello D41V30N, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Your screenshots show that this is a .url file, and not an application file.

    Only application files will have "Run as administrator" and compatibility options available in their context menu.
    Oh my God. I can't believe that I was completely oblivious to the fact that the file was a shortcut created by Steam. Thank you very much. Solved
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  5. #5


    Cross Plains
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by D41V30N View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello D41V30N, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Your screenshots show that this is a .url file, and not an application file.

    Only application files will have "Run as administrator" and compatibility options available in their context menu.
    Oh my God. I can't believe that I was completely oblivious to the fact that the file was a shortcut created by Steam. Thank you very much. Solved
    We all make dumb mistakes like that from time to time. Dont feel bad.
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