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I'm running Windows Vista Business.

I have a small database in Access that allows me to search for files and provide me a hyperlink to the document for easy access.  The problem (annoyance) is that when I click on the hyperlink I get a dialog box from Microsoft Office that says:

"Opening \\[file path and name].  Some files can contain viruses or otherwise be harmful to your computer.  It is important to be certain that this file isfrom a trustworth source.  Would you like to open this file?"

I select "Ok" and then it opens just fine in IrfanView (an application I use to view the files).

How can I make the warning go away?

thanks,
Darin
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Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open dialog box, type regedit, and then click OK.

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You have to modify only one of these registry subkeys. You do not have to modify both.
If the Security subkey already exists, go directly to step 6 after you select the Security subkey.
In Registry Editor, locate one of the following registry subkeys for 2007 Office:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\CommonHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common
Or, in Registry Editor, locate one of the following registry subkeys for Office 2010:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\CommonHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common
Click the registry subkey, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.
Type Security, and then press Enter to name the key.
On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
Type DisableHyperlinkWarning, and then press Enter to name the entry.
In the right pane, right-click DisableHyperlinkWarning, and then click Modify.
In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, click Decimal, and then type 1 or 0 under Value data.

Note A value of 0 enables the hyperlink warning message. A value of 1 disables the hyperlink warning message.
Click OK.
Exit Registry Editor.
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It varies a bit by version, so below is a sample:

In Word 2010, go to Trust Center, Options, Trusted locations and check (select) Allow Trusted Locations.

As I say, this setting varies by version, so if you cannot find the Trust Center, let us know which Office Application and which Version.

The Office settings are by application (not Office General) and each application is treated differently. I am not sure how that may affect Iranview.

So if no effect, the next place would the Privacy and Security settings in Internet Explorer.

.... Thinkpads_User
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TO: AdrienneSperber.  I tried creating the key as you described and set the value to 1 to disable the hyperlink message.  Unfortunately, I still get the message.

TO:  thinkpads_user.  I'm running a combination of Office apps including Access 2002 and Word 2002 and Word 2010.  I tried modifying the Word 2010 settings as you suggested above.  I don't see anything comparable in Word 2002 and Access 2002. Still getting the warning message.

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darin
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by:John Hurst
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Take a look in Internet Explorer, Tools, Internet Options, Security Settings. There are settings in there that affect downloads (from a link) and create prompts. Perhaps this is what you are seeing.

IE9-Security-Settings
You can also change these settings for the Trusted Zone as well, and you might turn Trusted Zone to very low or temporarily off to see.

I know in my case, I see these warnings and simply OK them as I would not want them disabled.  

.... Thinkpads_User
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I found the Security Settings shown above and turned off all security modes.  I also tried changing the specific setting shown above.  Still no joy.

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darin
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It may be something you have to live with. I have no idea how deep some of the security settings go, but my guess is very deep, given the grief we gave Microsoft over security.

Some of the settings for newer Office applications against a standard server setup can be adjusted so as not to warn. But this is in a totally trusted environment.

For hyperlinks (web links) into an application, the settings above are the only ones I know of.

... Thinkpads_User
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It sounds like this is a problem I'll have to live with.  I'm not exactly sure how to handle the question at this point.  

Should I just "delete question"?

thanks,
darin
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I awarded points to clean up this open question.  The problem is one that can't be easily resolved.  Thanks to everyone who replied!
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Thank you for following up. .... Thinkpads_User
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Create/add the REG_DWORD type registry value “EditFlags” (with the value data "EditFlags"=dword:00010000) under the registry key location “HKCR\htmlfile_FullWindowEmbed\”

Worked for me.
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