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HagarElTerrible

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I disabled this before but that was like 2 years ago and I don't remember what I did. How do you turn off the security warnings that come up when trying to open a downloaded file? The things I found while googling didn't work.
 

Cheeseball81

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Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.

Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

Click the Security tab, and then click Custom level.

To turn off the Information bar for file downloads, scroll to the Downloads section of the list, and then, under Automatic prompting for file downloads, click Enable.

Click OK, click Yes to confirm that you want to make the change, and then click OK again.
 

HagarElTerrible

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I'm not talking about information bar, I don't use IE. There's a pop up every time I open a file I just downloaded "Open File- Security Warning". I need to turn this off
 

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That must only apply to Windows 2000.

Have you tried this suggestion yet? It was also on Google.

Press the Windows logo and "R" keys simultaneously to bring up the "Run" dialog box. Type "gpedit.msc" (without quotation marks) and press "Enter" to launch the Group Policy Editor.

Use the "+" icons to the left of the folders to open the "User Configuration," "Administrative Templates" and "Windows Components" folders. If you do not see a folder called "Attachment Manager," continue to Step 3. If this folder is present, skip to next step.

Scroll to the top of the window. Right-click on the "Administrative Templates" folder under "Computer Configuration" and click "Add/Remove Templates."

Click the "Add" button, then double-click "system.adm." Click "Close." Scroll back to the "Windows Components" folder. The "Attachment Manager" folder will be present.

Click the "Attachment Manager" folder.

Double-click "Inclusion list for low file types."

Click the "Enabled" radio button. In the "Specify low risk extensions" box, type the file extensions that you no longer wish to receive warnings for. The most common executable extensions are EXE and MSI. Note that you must type a period before each extension and separate them with a semicolon (e.g., .EXE;.MSI). Click "OK" when you are done.
 

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Dang, I was hoping you had Pro. That is correct, it will not work in Home.

When you disabled this 2 years ago, was it on Home? I'm actually having a hard time finding this answer. Now it's annoying me!

I have Home as well, and I've been peeking thru regedit and not finding the Attachment Manager entry.
 

HagarElTerrible

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Yeah, I've always had Home. It's bothering me too because I've actually done it and I don't know how to do it again haha.
 

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Still reading about it. It looks as though you need to add a new variable to your Environmental Variables.

Right click on My Computer and choose Properties.
Click on Advanced, then on the bottom you'll see a button Environmental Variables.

Under User Variables, click on New

Variable name: SEE_MASK_NOZONECHECKS

Variable value: 1

Click OK, then OK, Apply, OK

You may need to reboot (if prompted)
 

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I think gpedit.msc is available for the home edition as an third party non supported add-on.
Google it and download the file
 
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