Stuck in [Administrator] mode - My solution
Notepad++ v22.214.171.124 (32-bit)
Build time : Dec 6 2021 - 19:16:45
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
Command Line :
Admin mode : ON
Local Conf mode : OFF
Cloud Config : OFF
OS Name : Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit)
OS Version : 2009
OS Build : 19044.1415
I appreciate this is an older problem but I’ve just [after a long time trying] solved this for myself and thought I’d post it in case it’s useful to anyone else.
I tried running Notepad++ in ‘compatibility’ mode for Win 7. At some point in the process I was prompted to ‘test the application’ and report back once I’d done so.
Above this message was a two line list of ‘things’ that windows was going to change in order to run the test…and one of them was ‘User Account Control - Run as Administrator’.
I cancelled everything and opened up the UAC…and there’s the problem…
I did as it said, clicked OK and restarted the PC.
Notepad++ is no longer in Admin mode!
I have no idea why the UAC was in this condition, it’s obviously been like it for some time.
Happy New Year!