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Windows 7: Open File Security Warning when file is on different local hard drive

17 May 2013   #1
AddictivKaos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Open File Security Warning when file is on different local hard drive

Hello and this is my First Post

Can you help me with an annoying dialog that pops up when running shortcuts please?


I have (portable) applications located on E:

I can run those applications directly from E: without a problem - i.e. I don't get any warnings.

However if I create a shortcut to one of these applications and place the shortcut on the desktop ( on C: ), then running the shortcut causes an open file security warning (see attachment). The warning dialog claims it can't determine who created the file, because it comes from "a location outside your local network". Which is really strange because it is a locally installed hard drive.

The only explanation I have is I've used E: with a previous windows 7 installation on the same hardware, then I reformatted & reinstalled my Windows 7 partition, but kept E: untouched.

Couple of things I've tried are:
1) there is no "Unblock" button on the shortcut's properties dialog
2) Group policy editor changed to not preserve zone information
3) I couldn't find an exact match for this particular open file security warning when searching here and other forums




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17 May 2013   #2
NanooVisitor

Windows 8
 
 
File Security Warning, outside local

Similar warning under Win 8, for *.lnk (shortcuts), even though they are under Favorites.
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