Run Windows Explorer as Admin Under Restricted Account

Date: 31 May 2011 Comments: 0

I always use the following command to launch a separate explorer shell on XP/IE7. Looks like /separate switch is undocumented. Haven’t seen it much on web.

Run this command: runas /u:administrator “explorer.exe /separate”

Enter the password and you should see the separate explorer shell running under the administrator account.

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