Windows PC | How to run PILOTLOG as Administrator

Modified on Wed, 18 Nov, 2020 at 6:01 AM

This solution applies to :

  • PILOTLOG requires Administrator Rights to install new updates 
  • PILOTLOG requires Full Control to the Application Data directory 

Administrator Rights

Even if you do have administrator privileges as the owner of your own computer, you still need to elevate the UAC (User Account Control) in order to install new updates or to by-pass some fire-walls, anti-virus restrictions, etc. 

To run PILOTLOG with administrator rights, right-mouse click on the desktop icon and choose "Run as administrator" :

You will be prompted by Windows, as shown below.  Notice that the CrewLounge PILOTLOG desktop software has an electronically signed certificate by Comodo (Publisher : MCC)

It may happen that you are prompted with the UAC on every start of PILOTLOG, even if you did not right-mouse click the desktop icon.  To avoid this (rather annoying) pop-up, you can either change your UAC security policy or add PILOTLOG to your UAC white list :

        Note :  changes to the UAC affect all application on your computer

Full Control

Make sure your Windows User Account has full control over the Application Data directory... 

Do the following steps :

1) Open the Windows File Explorer (or 'My Computer')

2) Copy and paste this on your address bar : C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming

3) Right-Click the PILOTLOG folder and select Properties from the pop-up menu

4) Click on the Security tab

5) Click Edit below the the list, then click Add

6) Type in the Windows Username you have given or the e-mail address if you associated your account with your Microsoft account, and click OK

7) Select the added account from the list and tick 'full control' box under 'Permissions for USERNAME'

8) Click OK to save the changes

9) Click OK once again to close the Properties

More guidelines are available from the following website :

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