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+7 votes

Does anyone know the reason why I need to run the eclipse as an administrator and not just double click on the icon in order to run the program?

Thank you.

asked in CSC305 Fall 2019 by (1 point)

2 Answers

+3 votes

I'm not sure why you need to, but if you want a way to get around it, you can right click on the icon and click properties. If you click "Advanced" in the properties, you can set it to run as administrator by default. This way you can just double click it every time.

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+3 votes

I believe Eclipse needs to be administrator so projects you do can be saved. Running as administrator allows a program to make changes to your computer. In this case, Eclipse needs to save the changes you make to a program to a file on your computer, so you can access them later. Do not quote me on this though.

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