Installing Rstudio!

Installing R program does not require admin rights.

I am wondering why installing RStudio Desktop needs admin rights?


The admin rights are for the installer, not for RStudio. It does things like associate itself with .R files and install itself into the protected Program Files directory. The installer needs admin rights to do that.

RStudio itself does not need admin rights. If you want to use it without admin rights, get the installer-less version:

Scroll down to the ".zip" file -- unpack it anywhere and run rstudio.exe as an ordinary user.

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