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# Windows 7: Open File Security Warning - Enable or Disable

 08 Apr 2016 #30 kevindd992002 Windows 7 Ultimate x6 374 posts Quote: Originally Posted by Brink Hello Kevin, For a single specific file, you can usually use the tutorial below to unblock it. Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File Thanks! But the options there seems to be not applicable in my case. For option one, I don't have the unblock button in the properties page of iusb3mon.exe. For option two, like I said above I don't have that checkbox when the open file security warning prompt appears during startup. For option three, I never get that kind of prompt since I'm using Windows 7. Any more ideas? My System Specs
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 08 Apr 2016 #31 Brink 64-bit Windows 10 Pro 67,440 posts Oklahoma I'm not aware of any way other than to unblock a file type instead then. My System Specs
 13 May 2016 #32 RainyDays Windows 7 Ultimate x64. 5 posts Hi. I would like to enable the open file security warning (the one with the checkbox "Always ask before opening this file") to every possible file. As a test, I got an exe that was asking me this question, and unticked the checkbox. This file now opens immediately, without any questions. I then ran both Option 1 -> 4 Enable zone checking for all users, and also Option 2 -> 1 Enable the Open file security warning. None of this helped. I also made sure the relevant options in Attachent Manager are set to not configured to make sure its all default. The file still launches without asking first. I made sure to restart computer as well. Any more ideas? Thanks. (P.S. Theres a small typo in the original tutorial, in the "Note" of Option 2 -> 2. It says "the same file extensions in step 4D of OPTION TWO below" but it should say OPTION THREE) My System Specs
 13 May 2016 #33 Brink 64-bit Windows 10 Pro 67,440 posts Oklahoma Hello RainyDays, and welcome to Seven Forums. When you unchecked the box, it will just unblock the file like below. A blocked file is a file that you have downloaded or copied from the internet or external source to your PC. That's all. Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File If you like, you could use OPTION FIVE in the first tutorial below to set the .exe to always "Run as administrator". This will have UAC prompt you for approval to run it. Run as Administrator User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings My System Specs
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 13 May 2016 #34 RainyDays Windows 7 Ultimate x64. 5 posts What I would like is for the items to return exactly like they used to be, with the open file security warning. I understand that "Unblock" and unchecking the checkbox is the same action. My question is how do I "Block" the file again so I can see that same checkbox? If possible, Id like to do this for every file this is relevant to, as Im sure theres files I accidentally unchecked the checkbox. Thanks for the welcome and quick reply. My System Specs
 13 May 2016 #35 Brink 64-bit Windows 10 Pro 67,440 posts Oklahoma I'm not sure you can easily block the files again other than to see if saving them to your computer from an external source again. My System Specs
 13 May 2016 #36 RainyDays Windows 7 Ultimate x64. 5 posts Well... I was hoping that Windows 7 would be smart enough to at least keep some sort of whitelist so I could know which files have the permission to run without any confirmation. If you somehow end up unchecking that checkbox by mistake, you're kinda left with an exe that can run whenever it wants. Hopefully someone would have an idea of how to achieve what I want. On a similar note. I do have an item that UAC asks if I "want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer." Is there a way to allow specific files to bypass that dialog? My System Specs
 13 May 2016 #37 Brink 64-bit Windows 10 Pro 67,440 posts Oklahoma If you like, you could use OPTION FIVE in the first tutorial below to set the .exe to always "Run as administrator". This will have UAC prompt you for approval to run it. This would be a good workaround to be prompted to run it. Run as Administrator User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings My System Specs
 13 May 2016 #38 RainyDays Windows 7 Ultimate x64. 5 posts Oh sorry, I was gonna reply to this in my previous post but for some reaosn didnt. It is a possible alternative, I'll try it out. My System Specs
 13 May 2016 #39 Pyprohly Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan 722 posts In a house To block a file manually, from the Command Prompt, Code: (echo [ZoneTransfer]& echo ZoneId=3) > "C:\path\to\file.exe:Zone.Identifier" My System Specs