Skip UAC with notepad++ portable (without installer)

  • Hi,
    every time i open notepad++, window UAC dialog show up, how to skip UAC ?

  • @ng-khanh

    I’m not sure if this is what you mean by “UAC” or not, but what I experienced was a pop-up upon running the notepad++ executable that said something like this: “…is an application downloaded from the internet…are you sure you want to run it?” That’s not very accurate as it has been a long time since I saw the message…

    What worked for me to get rid of it was downloading the portable install archive file to a USB flash drive and then unzipping it from there to the desired location. I’m not sure of the technical details, but I believe the hard drive file system format used by most Windows installations has extra fields for keeping track of “important” details like that so it can warn/bother you. :-)

    USB flash memory drives typically don’t have those “extra fields”, so the OS really doesn’t know where a file came from, thus it doesn’t bother you about it when you run the file.

    If this isn’t what you meant by UAC, please ignore my ramblings…or maybe this will help someone else…

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