How to Disable the Open File Security Warning on Windows XP Service Pack 2

Written by katherine meyers
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Disable the Open File Security Warning on Windows XP Service Pack 2
The Open File Security Warning

The Open File Security Warning dialogue box appears when opening files after an upgrade of Windows XP with the SP2 update. This function was added in the SP2 update to improve Window's security. The warning enables you to protect your computer from harmful files executing without your consent. Unfortunately, the constant pop up of the warning quickly becomes an aggravation. Try the two sets of instructions listed in this article to prevent this prompt from appearing.

Skill level:
Moderate

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Windows XP upgraded with SP2

Show MoreHide

Instructions

  1. 1

    Go to "Start." Click "Run." Type "inetcpl.cpl" when the dialogue box opens.

    How to Disable the Open File Security Warning on Windows XP Service Pack 2
    Step 1, Open the Internet Properties box.
  2. 2

    When the Internet Properties box opens, click the "Security" tab. Then, click the "Local Intranet" icon.

  3. 3

    Click "Sites."

    How to Disable the Open File Security Warning on Windows XP Service Pack 2
    Step 2, Step 3, Step 4 choose settings.
  4. 4

    If you have Internet Explorer version 7, first deselect the option "Automatically detect intranet network option in local intranet zone settings."

  5. 5

    Put a check mark at "Include all network paths (UNC's)."

    How to Disable the Open File Security Warning on Windows XP Service Pack 2
    Step 5, Select "Include all Network Paths."
  6. 6

    Click OK > OK. Close the dialogue box.

  1. 1

    Open Start > Run. When the dialogue box opens, type "inetcpl.cpl."

  2. 2

    When the Internet Properties box opens, click "Security." Then, click "Trusted Sites."

    How to Disable the Open File Security Warning on Windows XP Service Pack 2
    Step 2, Step 3 select options.
  3. 3

    Click "Sites."

  4. 4

    Type in the IP address of the computer: Example, 000.00.000.00 Or type in the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN): Example: www.thiswebsite.com Click "Add."

    How to Disable the Open File Security Warning on Windows XP Service Pack 2
    Add IP to list and deselect the option below.
  5. 5

    Deselect "Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone." Click "Close."

  6. 6

    Click OK > OK. Close the dialogue box.

Tips and warnings

  • Editing in the Registry Editor should be used by advanced users.
  • Before editing, a registry backup should be made.
  • Careless Registry editing can cause irreversible damage to your operating system.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.