I run Visual Studio as an Administrator, which is helpful, but also means that I can’t drag & drop files / folders from Windows Explorer (since it’s not elevated). That’s a pain in the butt.
Thanks to a handy discussion on the HowToGeek site, I found the following tip.
[Caveat: this works on my machine, a work desktop using Windows 7.]
To enable an elevated windows explorer:
- Right-click on the task bar and select
Start Task Manager
- In Task Manager, select
File > New Task (Run...)
You should see a note that this will be run using administrative privileges.
explorer.exeand hit enter. You can now drag and drop files into other elevated windows with ease!
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