The first time you run FolderGrid WinMount on some versions of Microsoft Windows 8, you may receive an error message indicating the need to "Run As Administrator" with a prompt similar to the following:

In this case, Windows requires an explicit step to "Run As Administrator" even if your user account is part of the Administrators group.

You'll only need to do this the first time you run WinMount - afterwards you will not need to run the program "As Administrator" - steps for running the program "As Administrator" the first time are described below:

  1. Navigate to the Windows 8 “Start Screen.” If you were on the Windows 8 desktop, you can get to the Start Screen immediately by pressing the “Windows Logo” key on your keyboard.
  2. The Start Screen will list all the programs that you have installed on your Windows 8 computer as tiles. Right click the FolderGrid WinMount tile.
  3. A green-colored bar will show up on the bottom of the screen that contains several icons. Click the “Run as Administrator” icon to run the program with elevated privileges. If a “User Account Control” dialog box shows up on screen, simply click “Yes” to proceed.