Photoshop: Permissions Error (Win 10)

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I would be grateful if someone could help me fix this.
Everytime I launch PS CC it comes up and I can't use Photoshop normally.
I have to right click the executable and run as administrator. 
I have tried changing permissions, and adding a new user account to no avail.
thanks,
Malcolm



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One major question. Are you perhaps running on an upgraded Windows 10? Meaning you upgraded from 7 or 8 to 10? Then I strongly suggest you reinstall Windows and everything. I had to do it because I had issues with Photoshop that would not go away without...

You can use the serial number from your current install. You will have to download a Windows 10 installation though.

Then, have you tried to lower the "User Access Control"?

Hit the Windows key and type "UAC". Lower the slider down one tick towards "Never Notify" and try opening PS. If that doesn't work try to lower it all the way down.

Besides that you could right click on the PS icon and open the properties. Make sure you reach the one in the programs folder and not the shortcut. In the properties, on the "Compatibility" tab tick the "Run this program as an administrator", or even better click "Changes settings for all users" and change it there to launch as administrator.

Don't forget to bring the UAC slider back up to the recommended state. I would not want to be responsible for any crap software to destroy your computer because of my tip.

But besides those two tips I can only sway out and give you the "reinstall the application or reinstall windows and the application" sing and dance.
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BINGO! on the "Compatibility" tab tick the "Run this program as an administrator" did the trick. I didnt know there was a tick box there for run as admin. I was changing settings on the "Settings" tab only. Thanks very much!
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My pleasure!

Still, if you upgraded Windows I urge you to consider reinstalling everything at a convenient moment.

Those kind of problems  you have will show up in several places and get more and more. At least that's what happened to me. And ever since I took it on to reinstall I'm a happy Adobe financier again :)
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when I said settings tab I meant Security tab

thx
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no it was Win 10 from the get go. Cheers