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Windows 7: Open File - Security Warning - How to Disable

07 Aug 2013   #1
rlee123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Service Pack 1
 
 
Open File - Security Warning - How to Disable

Hi, I know others have asked similar questions, but I'm not sure those answers apply to my situation.

Something must have changed after a recent Windows update, because over the last week or so, when I try to open a downloaded PDF (downloaded from my Chrome browser or from YouSendIt to my desktop), I'm getting the dreaded "Open File - Security Warning" message.

It reads:
Do you want to open this file?
Name: xxx.pdf
Publisher: Unknown Publisher
Type: PDF file
From: C:\Users\MyUserName\AppData\Local\Temp\XXX

This message window does NOT give me an option to uncheck a box to "always ask when opening this file type."

How can I disable this message? Thanks so very much.


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07 Aug 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Regina, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might also check to see if you may have the "Unblock" button to use in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to stop this with.

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Aug 2013   #3
rlee123

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you. I feel pretty silly now. It worked once. I hope it works for all my cases.
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07 Aug 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.

Nar, don't feel silly. How were you supposed to know.
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22 Sep 2015   #5
huh

7 64
 
 

I used the batch file to disable it for all users but it doesn't work

edit:
Disable "Open File - Security Warning" Message - door2windows
work great
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