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    In the newer versions of Windows this "Do you want to open this file?" question is given when you double-click on a Command Prompt or Windows Explorer shortcut, even those which have been set up as 'Elevated', and even when UAC has been turned off. This also applies to a variety of other programs. The answer is always, "Yes, of course I do, you stupid operating system - why else would I have double-clicked on the shortcut?"

    I would like to prevent this (entirely pointless, IMNVHO) message being generated, but I haven't found any answer which seems tyo apply across the board.

    Can anyone provide a generalised method for preventing the production of this message, that will apply for WIndows 7 and Windows Server 2008? (Help make my Christmas more calm and less infuriated - thanks!)
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    Presumably, elevated shortcuts is something you have well underway. Also (obviously enough) it requires a new shortcut for every app in question. ...but just thought I'd check.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm wagner View Post
    Presumably, elevated shortcuts is something you have well underway. Also (obviously enough) it requires a new shortcut for every app in question. ...but just thought I'd check.....
    Thank you, sir! I had got that information from another source ("Windows 7 - Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create") but hadn't applied it owing to its length. Ed Bott's stuff is usually flawless, so I will work though that, too.

    I simply used option 2 in "How to Open a Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7". That works for Windows Server 2008, also... But you still get the deeply-annoying "Do you want to open this file?" message!

    If a Great Silence ensues, you will know that my problem is solved, for which, many thanks!
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