Accessing Network Drives when using Running as Administrator

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I always run Visual Studio in Administrator mode, as outlined in a blog post from 2016 titled Running Visual Studio as Administrator.

This is fine in most circumstances, but it can be a pain trying to access network drives when running as Administrator. I recently had a Console App for example which accessed documents on a network share. Its difficult to turn off run as administrator in Visual Studio.

I googled a possible answer, and found the following article: http://www.winability.com/how-to-make-elevated-programs-recognize-network-drives/

The long and short of it is you need a new registry key, and then after setting it, reboot your computer.

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I have been working as a software developer since 1983. This blog could have been called "From Fortran 77, C and Cobol to C# in 20 (not so) easy years", but it doesn't sound quite right somehow. Besides I'm talking about what's happened since 2003, not before!

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