Why batch file need admin to run

Santiago Marco 0 Reputation points

I have created a batch file that prompts the user for a source and destination folder, and runs robocopy on that data.

but if I don't run it as administrator it doesn't work correctly since it only loops the question to enter the source directory.

Why is this happening? Is there a way to fix it and run it without administrator permissions, since I don't have those permissions

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  1. MotoX80 32,326 Reputation points

    You have to modify the permissions to grant your users account access.

    For example, on this folder, only Administrators and the System account have access. While your account may be a member of the Administrators group, UAC would still need you to elevate permissions to "Run as administrator".

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    Grant the user account like Testuser here, or a group like Users access so that you don't need UAC elevation.

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    More info here: https://www.bing.com/search?q=how+ntfs+permissions+work

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