In certain cases, users running Windows Vista or later may need to run Duplicate File Detective as an administrator. Doing so increases the level of permissions available to the application, potentially improving access to system resources.
To run Duplicate File Detective as an administrator, right-click the shortcut you normally use to launch Duplicate File Detective and choose "Run as administrator" from the resulting pop-up menu.
Depending upon your operating system configuration, running an application as an administrator may result in the display of a Windows UAC (User Account Control) dialog window. This consent dialog is a normal part of Windows Vista or later security model, and may require authentication with administrative user account security credentials before proceeding.
Instances where you may need to run Duplicate File Detective as an administrator:
•You are seeing access denied (or other file system access error) entries in the event log during duplicate search operations
•You are processing (e.g. deleting, moving, or zipping) duplicate files and are seeing access denied (or other file system access error) errors in the event log
•You are using symbolic link support during duplicate file processing operations