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Excel Protected View says files on network drive are on Internet; must enable editing

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We have recently upgraded to Excel 2010.  One of the new "features" is Excel Protected View.  A problem we are encountering is when using UNC file shares that are numeric or have a FQDN, Excel believes that file is "on the Internet."  Does anyone have any information on how to tell Excel that a particular IP address or FQDN is local and not to mark it as protected?

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\\10.0.0.15\shares (causes Excel to use Protected View -- file from Internet)
\\nas1\shares (causes Excel to NOT use Protected View)
\\nas1.abcompany.local\shares (causes Excel to use Protected View -- file from Internet)


Obviously nas1 and nas1.abcompany.local both resolve to 10.0.0.15.
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What happens when you add the following to trusted locations?

\\10.0.0.15\
\\nas1.abcompany.local\

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Adding file://10.0.0.15 and file://nas1.abcompany.local to Trusted Sites in IE Internet Options does work.

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Siddhrath forgot to include the "file://" prefixes.
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