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WINRAR and UAC

  1. #1


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8

    WINRAR and UAC


    Hi guys,

    I get errors when I try to extract .zip files using WinRAR so I tried the right click Run as Administrator and it worked fine. Unfortunately when I use WinRAR context menus the Run as Administrator option is not possible. So I went into Properties>Compatibility>Settings and checked Always run this program as Administrator. It's working fine now but has my solution compromised UAC's ability to protect me?
    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I don't know about the UAC settings but you might want to use---

    7-Zip

    It works good.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8


    I have 7-zip installed on all the other PC's in my house. I asked about WinRAR as I have a paid license. I think I performed the correct action.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by templar1 View Post
    I have 7-zip installed on all the other PC's in my house. I asked about WinRAR as I have a paid license. I think I performed the correct action.
    Probably so.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 454
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I have no idea why you would need to run WinRAR as administrator. I'd look for the reason for that instead of a workaround.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8


    I have no idea either. Having searched the forums it looks like WinRAR needs admin rights. Anyway, I shall mark this thread as solved.
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