When I create a file (or a script creates a file) in the windows command shell, I am unable to edit it from notepad++, ultraedit etc. I am logged in as Don (which is an administrator account). And files and folders created in windows Explorer have owner 'Don'. When I launch the Windows Command Shell as administrator, I notice that files and folders created from here have owner as 'Administrator' If I change the owner of the files created by Windows Shell to 'Don' it allows me to edit them with notepad++. I didnt use to have this issue so I'm assuming a setting on my PC got changed somehow (quite recently) or a windows update broke something. Or maybe the solution is to have a way to launch a Windows Shell box as the current user (Don) rather than as administrator - anyone know how to do this?