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Windows 7: Disable security warnings when opening shortcuts

16 May 2013   #11

win7 64bits

Even when i open something in the start menu's programs i get the same warning

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18 Feb 2017   #12

windows 7 professional x64

I had this problem with shortcut links added to Favorites in Internet Explorer. I solved it with a Local Group Policy tweak. Here are the steps:
  1. run gpedit.msc
  2. navigate to Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Attachment Manager
  3. Enable "Inclusion list for moderate risk file types"
  4. add .lnk to the Options: list
FWIW, my Options: list is actually ".exe;.pdf;.reg;.msi;.lnk" to squelch warnings when trying to run those files as well. This tweak does not impose a security risk in my setting because users of the system do not access files from untrusted sources.

See also: Open File Security Warning - Enable or Disable
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