[Fix 2024] “Error 740: The requested operation requires elevation”

How To Fix Error 740? This message indicates that mytenproducts is configured to run as an administrator. This is done by some people to give WinZip the ability to create or edit Zip files inside protected folders, such as those in the Programs directory. This configuration may work for certain uses of WinZip but will cause problems for others.

How To Fix “Error 740: The requested operation requires elevation”

User account control is enabled by default in Windows 11, Windows 10, and Windows 8. It causes the applications to be run as users” instead of “administrators.” User Account Control will display a dialogue that allows you to raise the permission level of your application to the administrator. However, a program running with user rights will not prompt User Account Control to give you this option.

The error will appear if you right-click on a folder or file to use WinZip’s context menu to zip it (see below), and WinZip has been configured to always run as administrator.

WinZip Properties has a tab called compatibility that contains the configurations mentioned above. The dialogue will appear if you right-click on the WinZip desktop icon and select Properties. The checkbox next to Run This Program as an Administrator will be checked if you see it. Windows will then require WinZip to always run with administrator rights. If you double-click a Zip file or use the shortcut icon to start WinZip every time, you will see a UAC window that requires you to raise your permissions.

Context menus such as that of WinZip are affected by the “Run As Administrator” setting. Windows Explorer (explorer.exe) is responsible for the context menus. By default, it runs as a regular user. Windows Explorer cannot elevate permissions to allow WinZip to run because it is always set to run as an administrator. To stop receiving this error, you will need to uncheck this box.

Note: Click the Change Settings for All Users button, and uncheck the Launch this program as Administrator box in the All Users dialogue if it’s checked.

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Many users have had to resolve the “Requested Operation Requires Elevation” error. This guide has helped users resolve the issue. Try applying the fixes in order to see if you can find one for your Windows 10 or 11 computer.

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