Not a big issue but it's bugging me for some time now.

After a re-install, I'm only able to launch the game as Administrator, otherwise, the launcher would throw the following error and close.

Unspecified error. Check the logs for more info

I've tried to Repair it, to set permissions of League's folder to 777 (everyone could do whatever they wanted to there) and even re-installing again some months after it started happening.

Extra info:

  • I don't use antivirus
  • My OS is Win7
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    It might help to include the error message
    – Angzuril
    Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 17:58
  • It just says Unspecified error. Check the logs for more info
    – sysfiend
    Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 18:01
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    If you don't care that it runs as administrator, you could troubleshoot the program that launches League, and set it to run as administrator every time so you can avoid this.
    – Timmy Jim
    Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 18:09
  • @TimmyJim that's right, but not what I'm aiming to as it is the fact that it has to run as administrator to actually work what's bugging me.
    – sysfiend
    Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 18:13
  • Try disabling your antivirus and see if that works. If it does, then it means your antivirus is interfering. I have this problem personally (with MSE), and I can add a very detailed answer later. In short, to fix this I run as admin at all times (there is a separate admin launcher in the same folder you can use). I also have a cmd file that I run after every game update that gets a list of executable file locations. I then add those to my AV's exclusion list and remove the old ones.
    – mbomb007
    Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 21:15

1 Answer 1


That's interesting. Have you updated to the new client? That one doesn't have an option to run it as administrator. Now that it's out, I would suggest uninstalling League of Legends trough Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features and reinstalling it. The first time you run it, be sure to run lol.launcher.admin.exe, wait for the patch to finish, then click on LEAGUE CLIENT UPDATE OPEN BETA / Upgrade Now. In the future, start League of Legends using LeagueClient.exe and it should work without asking for administrator privileges.

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    Any program can be run as an admin by right-clicking it. The old client just came with an .exe that was already preset to run as an admin for whatever reason. Commented Nov 25, 2016 at 5:58

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