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Attempting to open a file in 'Documents' in 'File Explorer


#1
On attempting to open a couple of items in Documents, I got back the error box: ' The requested operation requires elevation'. What does that mean? robinpe
 

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It means Windows does not think you have the authorization to open that file. Try right clicking on it and selecting Open as Administrator.
 

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#3
Where by right clicking do you get 'Open as Administrator'?
 

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Where by right clicking do you get 'Open as Administrator'?

It depends on the file.
In the picture is an example of right clicking an exe file.
I have windows 8 Pro. --


 

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But how do I get a menu like that to open by right clicking. The specific document I'm trying to open wont open that menu. Am I repeating myself?? robinpe
 

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Screenshots

Can you take a screenshot of what you are trying to do (and the error message)?

Press "Windows Key + Prt Scn" at the same time.
 

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#8
Permissions

You could right click & click Properties & try the settings in the 2 pictures.--


 

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    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
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    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
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