How to Run File Explorer as Administrator on Windows 11?


What is the File Explorer?

File Explorer is the basic Windows system application that allows users to manage the files or folders. It helps to organize the files/folders on your system. File Explorer was introduced with the release of Windows 95 by Microsoft.

Several times, some folders contain applications or files that need to be opened as an admin. Therefore, it is better to open the file explorer as admin so that you can access a few files without any problem.

When you open the File Explorer in Windows by default, it begins with standard privileges. If you sign in to Windows as an administrator, then File Explorer will open with administrative rights. But in a typical environment, no one ever logs in as an administrator.

Then, if you’re not signed in as an administrator but want to open the File Explorer with elevated rights, this risewindows article will help you with how to do that.

How to Open or Access File Explorer on Windows 11 as Administrator?

As mentioned above, users can open the File Explorer with administrative privileges. Since File Explorer opens with legal rights, using the steps below will open it as an administrator. To do that, follow the above steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, open File Explorer by pressing Windows + E keys on your keyboard.

Step 2. Now, navigate to the “C:\Windows” directory or folder.

Step 3. Then, locate the explorer app and right-click on that. From the available options, select Run as administrator.

After completing the above steps, File Explorer will open with admin privilege.

How to Run File Explorer using Task Manager on Windows 11 as Administrator?

Using Task Manager, you can even run File Explorer as administrator on Windows 11. To do that, follow these steps:

Step 1. Firstly, open Task Manager.

For that, right-click on the Start button on the Taskbar and select Task Manager in the available options.

Now open the “Task Manager.”

Then click More details on the bottom left corner of “Task Manager.”

Step 2. After that, click File > Run new task.

Step 3. Next, check the checkbox labeled “Create this task with administrative privileges.”

Step 4. So, type explorer.exe next to the “Open” box.

Step 5. At last, click the OK button or press the Enter key on the keyboard.

After completing the above steps, you will have File Explorer with elevated rights.

That’s it.

I hope you guys understand this risewindows article very well, and it will be helpful to you.

Good luck & keep growing, guys.!!!

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