troubleshooting Question

Allow scripts and ActiveX controls in IE7 for local files

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I am developing a website on my computer and storing the files on my C: drive.  When I double-click the .html file to view my work, I always get this annoying warning at the top of the web page area: "To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls that sould access your computer.  Click here for options...".  Well, duh.. I'm already accessing my computer.  This seems silly.  I have alread tried going to Tools->Internet Options->Security; Local Intranet, Advanced and added "file://c" and "file://documents and settings".  Also set custom security settings to allow all scripts and ActiveX controls.  Still get the warning.

How do I disable this and allow any content on my local hard drive to be shown without warning?  
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