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Blocked downloaded files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hershmab, Oct 28, 2008.

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  1. hershmab

    hershmab Thread Starter

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    I run Firefox 3.0.3 under Windows XP SP2 Home.
    I have downloaded, a new batch of .jpg files from a trustworthy site that I have been using without any problem for a couple of years. With the latest batch of files I find that whenever I try to open any one with PaintShop Pro, I get an Open File - Security Warning asking me if I really want to open it from an unknown publisher.

    If I check the file's properties, I find it is blocked. I can unblock each file individually, either by changing the property or by checking an option on the Security Warning.

    I can see no reason for this happening suddenly. I have found various possible solutions proposed (but for slightly different environments or file-types), but they do not work for me. Is there any really proven solution for either preventing the blocking in the first place or removing the block en bloc?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Check the security settings under the Advanced tab of Internet Options.
     
  3. hershmab

    hershmab Thread Starter

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    I added the site to the Trusted Zone and that has worked, thanks.

    How about unblocking a group of files or a folder? Is that not possible in XP Home SP2?
     
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