How to Quickly Run An App as Another User in Windows 11

24 October 2022

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11 is an operating system that supports multi-users. You can create multiple user accounts and set permissions from each of those user accounts.

If one of the user accounts runs the , launches a new process under that user account. If the system has multiple users, you can run the program as a separate user as long as you have access to the credentials of another account.

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only run the process for each user account. If you start the , then sign out of the account and log in again as another user, the will not be displayed in the other account.

Running applications as a separate user is a built-in function of , so no additional software is needed. You can use this feature for already installed applications or run executable files.

There are several ways to run the application as a different user in . In this tutorial, Bardimin will provide a guide to do it in a very simple way.

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Run The Application As A Different User From Desktop or File Manager

You can do this by utilizing the from Windows. In general, the will only show “Run as ” and does not provide the option to run with another user account.

To display the “Run as different user” option, the method is as follows.

  1. Right-click the shortcut icon on the or the executable file in File Manager.
show more options
  1. Next press the “ key. While holding down the button, click on the “Show more options” option.
  2. Then click “Run as different user“.
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Run as different user
  1. Enter the credentials of another user account. And then click the Next button to run it.
Run as different user credential

Run The Application As A Different User via Command Prompt (CMD)

  1. Open the “.
  2. Then type the command as follows and press Enter
runas /user:"Username" "FileExecutableLocation"

Username = another user account

FileExecutableLocation = Location where the executable file is located (does not work on shortcuts)

Run as different user cmd
  1. Then type the password of the user account and press Enter.


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