SaveAsAdmin plugin

  • Khnykin Evgeniy

    Khnykin Evgeniy - 2012-09-25

    Just want to share my plugin with you!
    I developed it for myself, but i think that solved common trouble.

    This plugin allows you to save any file as administrator.
    Just press "Save" in Notepad++ and if you are not allowed to change this file as user, Notepad++ will save it as administrator.

    Windows 7 is supported.
    Should work on Windows Vista
    Support for windows XP is plunning
    Sorry, i don't know minimal version of Notepad++, but my version is 5.9.8.

    Find it there:
    Plugin may be unstable now, but i hope you will enjoy it.
    Please, tell me if you find any troubles.

  • Shaleen Mishra

    Shaleen Mishra - 2012-09-26

    Superb !  Have been wondering for some time now, if something like this is possible. Thanks for sharing.
    Works for me on Win7.

  • Khnykin Evgeniy

    Khnykin Evgeniy - 2012-09-26

    Just tested on Notepad++ 6.1.8: works well.
    Please, let me know if you find any problem.

  • François Knoppel


    This is much better than trying to run NPP as Administrator (and running into other problems)!
    Tested on NPP 6.2 (10 Oct 2012)

  • Anonymous - 2012-11-05

    Divine plugin!

    Tested succesfully on Windows 8 + npp 6.2

  • Khnykin Evgeniy

    Khnykin Evgeniy - 2012-11-05

    Thank you for replay about Windows 8.
    Now it works on Windows XP as well.

  • hugh

    hugh - 2013-03-13

    This is fantastic. Great work. Works perfectly on Windows 8 btw.

  • Merijn Bosma

    Merijn Bosma - 2013-03-13

    Hi, just found this plugin and it works great. Any chance you can expand it to "save as" as well?

    • Khnykin Evgeniy

      Khnykin Evgeniy - 2013-03-26

      It really doesn't work for this option?
      Will see what i can do, of course

      • Merijn Bosma

        Merijn Bosma - 2013-03-26

        I'll retry, but I'm quite sure that it doesn't. First time I tried the plugin I didn't get it working, then I realized I did save as and not save. While on the subject, would it be possible to include read only files as well?

        Thanks for the effort!

        • Khnykin Evgeniy

          Khnykin Evgeniy - 2013-06-10

          It's much harder to process "Save as..." in Notepad++, because Notepad++ uses external dialog which checks possibility to create file in target directory...
          I'm thinking to talk With Don Ho about including this functionality right in Notepad++.

          • Anonymous - 2014-03-13

            Yes, it will be very nice if it also works for "Save As".


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