If you are running many different processes at the same time, you might forget which ones are running with escalated (administrator) privileges. You can use the Task Manager in Windows 11 to find out quickly.
To know what processes are running with administrative privileges You will need to show a special column in Task Manager which is hidden by default. To display this column, go ahead and open Task Manager . You can do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc, or by clicking the search icon on the Windows taskbar, typing “Task Manager” in the search box, and then clicking the Task Manager application in the results. of the search.
The Task Manager window will appear. Click on “More details” at the bottom of the window.
Once clicked, a host of different information about the currently running processes will be displayed, as well as a header menu. In this header menu, click on the “Details” tab.
On the details screen, you will see several columns showing various information about each process. Right click on any of the column headings such as “Name”, “PID”, “Status”, and so on. Now click on “Select Columns” in the context menu that appears.
The Select Columns window appears. This is where you can select different types of columns to display on the Details tab of Task Manager. Scroll down until you find “Raised,” check the box next to it, and then click “OK.”
The Raised column will now appear in Task Manager.
If a process has “Yes” in the Elevated column, that process is running with administrative privileges.
That’s all about it. You can run almost any application on Windows 11 with administrative privileges, including File Explorer . Do not forget that system user accounts can also have administrative privileges .