File Explorer, previously known as Windows Explorer in earlier editions of Windows, is a file manager and central hub of the operating system.

When you download and save files to your computer, they automatically save to drives and folders in File Explorer. If you’re using Microsoft Office, your saved documents will also end up in File Explorer.

In Windows 10, File Explorer is easily accessed from the taskbar and by clicking on the Documents icon from the Start menu which will open up the Documents folder directly. Navigating through other parts of File Explorer is done from File Explorer’s navigation pane that runs down the left side of the File Explorer window.

The following tutorial demonstrates how to run files in File Explorer with administrator rights.

How to Run Files in File Explorer as Administrator

You can run files from File Explorer as an administrator from the file’s context menus in File Explorer. There is no way to run File Explorer as an administrator in itself, but you can run the files (when there is a chance to run a file as an administrator) from the context menu of the individual files. Here is how to do that:

1. Navigate to the file you want to run as an administrator and then right-click on the file and select Run as administrator from the context menu.

2. If the file’s context menu doesn’t show the Run as administrator option, then you can’t run that particular file as an administrator/there is no need to run that file as an administrator. (click to enlarge screenshot below)

You can now close the File Explorer window and continue using your computer if you like.

That’s all.