I haven't been able to attach the compiled binary as it's 319KB but it's probably safer to compile your own anyway!
I wrote the program so that I could run "Everything" with Admin privileges but launch programs from it with normal User level access.
The heavy lifting is actually done by an AutoIt function written by a member of their forums here.
- Download source here
- Compile "DropMyRights.au3" (or PM me for the binary). Autoit Website.
- Place "DropMyRights.exe" in the same folder as the "Everything" program (or make a note of location).
- Change settings in "Everything" as below:
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- Launch programs as normal from within "Everything" and they will have normal User level access, even if "Everything" is run as Admin
- Hold down Shift when launching the program and you will be prompted to toggle always running the selected program as Admin.
- On first run the program will create an .ini file in the same folder as itself. You can change some settings in that file.
- BYPASS_KEY is the hex value for the key used to toggle running certain files as Admin (default Shift). You can see a list of common values here.
- NOTIFY_DELAY is the time in seconds you want the "Admin" notification to be displayed (when you launch a program as Admin from "Everything").
- NOTIFY_ALL Set to 1 if you want to be notified when programs are run with reduced privileges. Default 0.
- ADMIN_LIST is a list of file names (including extension) which should always be run as admin. I wouldn't edit this by hand but instead hold down shift when first launching the program from "Everything". Set to 0 to disable notifications.
- Programs that are set to still be run as Admin are identified by filename only.
- I have extracted the icon from the "Everything" executable so that the taskbar notifications appear to come from "Everything", I hope that's OK!
- I would expect this to work on a non UAC system but I haven't tested.
- I'm aware that this has largely been superseded by the introduction of an "Everything" service but this is still useful for me running "Everything" portably.
- This may not work as expected if your UAC is switched on as a group policy rather than through the registry.
- Software is provided "as is" and no warranty is provided nor liability accepted! Use at your own risk.