Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Open File - Security Warning : Allow or Prevent to Unblock File


12 Nov 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Open File - Security Warning : Allow or Prevent to Unblock File

Allow or Prevent to Unblock a File to Stop the "Open File - Security Warning" Prompt

...


My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2011   #10
blockie

 

Brink,
I go to properties of the particular file and UNBLOCK it. The UNBLOCK box turns gray. I APPLY and then OK. Come back to properties and it is blocked again. Not gray anymore.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2011   #11
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

See if moving the file to your desktop first, unblock it there, then move it back will work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2011   #12
blockie

 

Brink,
The problem was the Read Only attribute was set. Unchecked the RO attribute and the UNBLOCK worked. (see attached)

However, the User Account Control (UAC) comes up. Anyway to stop this on this file only? And still leave the security level at the recommended level.


Attached Thumbnails
Open File - Security Warning : Allow or Prevent to Unblock File-capture.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2011   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Mariner,

Ah, ok. That would do it.

Yes, you could do the tutorial below to create a elevated shortcut for the program without getting a UAC prompt. However, it will only not get a UAC prompt in an administrator account.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


05 Jun 2011   #14
blockie

 

Brink,
Still having trouble.
It runs correctly if I initiate RUN from the task scheduler. So I figure it's something wrong with the shortcut which I placed in the folder C:\Program Data\Microsoft\Windows\start Menu\Programs\startup\.
Shortcut name is "kilroyhotkey" I would attach it but it has wrong .ext. Can I do anything to it so I can send to you to look at it. I can't find anything wrong.
However, when I double click the shortcut, the UAC is displayed, I answer YES and the file opens as it should. I do have ADMIN privileges.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jun 2011   #15
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah, the created elevated shortcut will have to use a task with step 15 in tutorial below to run it at startup.

Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2013   #16
tonyohara

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 
IE8 Windows 7 - Always ask before opening ........

Hi guys,
I tried your solution via 'gpedit.msc' but it didn't work. Please see attachment


Attached Files
File Type: docx always_ask_checkbox.docx (468.8 KB, 167 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2013   #17
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Tony, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In your attached screenshot, that it for a "File Download" dialog box instead. That is not the same as an Open File - Security Warning dialog, and is why the tutorial didn't help for this.

If in Internet Explorer 9/10 you could set a default download location to help some, but you will always be asked where to save a file when downloading like that.

Internet Explorer - Change Default Download Location


Hope this helps some,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Comment

 Open File - Security Warning : Allow or Prevent to Unblock File




Tutorial Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Open File - Security Warning : Allow or Prevent to Unblock File
Windows 7 Tutorial Category
Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File Tutorials
Solved Open File - Security Warning - How to Disable System Security
Open File Security Warning when file is on different local hard drive System Security
Open File - Security Warning Browsers & Mail
How do I *enable* Open File - Security Warning? General Discussion
Solved Remove Open File - Security Warning General Discussion
Open File - Security Warning System Security

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:10 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33