How To Run Google Chrome As Administrator

Google Chrome is a widely-used web browser on all platforms. However, there may be occasions where you require Google Chrome to be run with administrative privileges. This grants you greater control and special permissions over your operating system.

Here is an easy step-by-step guide on how to run Google Chrome as an administrator on Windows:

Step 1: Locate Google Chrome Shortcut

Firstly, you need to locate the Google Chrome shortcut. It could be either on your desktop, start menu, or taskbar.

Step 2: Right-Click on the Shortcut

Once you’ve located the shortcut, right-click on it. This will open a drop-down menu.

Step 3: Select “Run as administrator”

From the drop-down menu, locate and click on the “Run as administrator” option. This will instantly open Google Chrome with administrator rights.

Right-click on the shortcut -> select "Run as administrator"

Step 4: Confirm the User Account Control Prompt

Depending on your User Account Control (UAC) settings, you might see a UAC prompt. Click “Yes” to allow Google Chrome to make changes to your device and to run as an administrator.

Permanent Setup

If you wish to always run Google Chrome as an administrator, you can change the settings in the properties of the shortcut. Here’s how:

Step 1: Right-Click on the Shortcut and Select ‘Properties’

Right-click on the Google Chrome shortcut and select ‘Properties’ from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Navigate to the ‘Shortcut’ Tab

In the properties window, navigate to the ‘Shortcut’ tab.

Step 3: Click ‘Advanced’

Within the ‘Shortcut’ tab, find and click on the ‘Advanced’ button.

Step 4: Tick ‘Run as administrator’

In the new window that opens, tick the checkbox next to ‘Run as administrator’, then click ‘OK’.

Step 5: Apply and Confirm the Changes

Click ‘Apply’ then ‘OK’ to confirm the changes. Now, every time you open Google Chrome using this shortcut, it’ll run as an administrator.

Remember, running programs as an administrator should be done with caution. Make sure you trust the program and understand the potential security risks associated.

Happy browsing!