"This file came from another computer and might be blocked" - Windows7 Home Premium


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Deddajay

Hoping someone can shed some light on this problem for me.

I know I can unblock each individual file, but there are times when I've
downloaded quite a few and it's a pain in the proverbial to have to go
to properties, open each one and unblock it.

As I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on my laptop, I don't have the
luxury of the Group Edit Policy to disable this behaviour. I've spent
hours on Google and various forums looking for a registry hack, but the
only ones I've found are for Vista and don't work.

If any one has a solution to permanently disable this, I would be very
grateful if they could share it or point me in the right direction
before my laptop sails out of the window. I really like Windows 7, but
this constant paranoid over protectiveness is really getting on my nerves.

Thanks
Deddajay
 
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vortch

Hoping someone can shed some light on this problem for me.

I know I can unblock each individual file, but there are times when I've
downloaded quite a few and it's a pain in the proverbial to have to go
to properties, open each one and unblock it.

As I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on my laptop, I don't have the
luxury of the Group Edit Policy to disable this behaviour. I've spent
hours on Google and various forums looking for a registry hack, but the
only ones I've found are for Vista and don't work.

If any one has a solution to permanently disable this, I would be very
grateful if they could share it or point me in the right direction
before my laptop sails out of the window. I really like Windows 7, but
this constant paranoid over protectiveness is really getting on my nerves.

Thanks
Deddajay
<http://www.paraesthesia.com/archive/2010/05/19/unblocking-multiple-files-at-once.aspx>

I looked into this awhile back and ended up assigning a shortcut to
nircmd.exe, which is also downloadable and free.
google it.
 
C

Char Jackson

Hoping someone can shed some light on this problem for me.

I know I can unblock each individual file, but there are times when I've
downloaded quite a few and it's a pain in the proverbial to have to go
to properties, open each one and unblock it.

As I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on my laptop, I don't have the
luxury of the Group Edit Policy to disable this behaviour. I've spent
hours on Google and various forums looking for a registry hack, but the
only ones I've found are for Vista and don't work.

If any one has a solution to permanently disable this, I would be very
grateful if they could share it or point me in the right direction
before my laptop sails out of the window. I really like Windows 7, but
this constant paranoid over protectiveness is really getting on my nerves.

Is this the procedure you tried that *didn't* work?
<http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itproxpsp/thread/806f0104-1caa-4a66-b504-7a681d1ccb33>

If that doesn't work, I'm not sure what to suggest because I don't
know what you've tried.
 
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Gordon

Hoping someone can shed some light on this problem for me.

I know I can unblock each individual file, but there are times when I've
downloaded quite a few and it's a pain in the proverbial to have to go
to properties, open each one and unblock it.

As I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on my laptop, I don't have the
luxury of the Group Edit Policy to disable this behaviour. I've spent
hours on Google and various forums looking for a registry hack, but the
only ones I've found are for Vista and don't work.

If any one has a solution to permanently disable this, I would be very
grateful if they could share it or point me in the right direction
before my laptop sails out of the window. I really like Windows 7, but
this constant paranoid over protectiveness is really getting on my nerves.
I've NEVER EVER seen this on ANY version of Windows. And that includes
Windows 7 which I've had from RC.

From where and how are you getting these files?
 
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Deddajay

<http://www.paraesthesia.com/archive/2010/05/19/unblocking-multiple-files-at-once.aspx>

I looked into this awhile back and ended up assigning a shortcut to
nircmd.exe, which is also downloadable and free.
google it.
Thanks, that looks interesting.

I'm really looking for a registry hack to turn this off on a permanent
basis, I know where my files are coming from, sometimes there are from
another computer on my own network, and I still get it. It's very annoying.

Cheers
Deddajay
 
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Deddajay

Is this the procedure you tried that *didn't* work?
<http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itproxpsp/thread/806f0104-1caa-4a66-b504-7a681d1ccb33>

If that doesn't work, I'm not sure what to suggest because I don't
know what you've tried.
Thanks for this, but I want to turn off this behaviour permanently, not
to have to run batch files every time I move a bunch of files from one
computer to another or download a few exe files from the internet.

If Home Premium had access to the Group Edit Policy I could do this in a
couple of key strokes, so there must be a registry hack out there somewhere.

Looks like I'm just going to have to upgrade to the next version of
Windows 7.

Thanks
Deddajay
 
T

Thip

Deddajay said:
Hoping someone can shed some light on this problem for me.

I know I can unblock each individual file, but there are times when I've
downloaded quite a few and it's a pain in the proverbial to have to go to
properties, open each one and unblock it.

As I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on my laptop, I don't have the
luxury of the Group Edit Policy to disable this behaviour. I've spent
hours on Google and various forums looking for a registry hack, but the
only ones I've found are for Vista and don't work.

If any one has a solution to permanently disable this, I would be very
grateful if they could share it or point me in the right direction before
my laptop sails out of the window. I really like Windows 7, but this
constant paranoid over protectiveness is really getting on my nerves.

Thanks
Deddajay
Have you tried this (2nd response)?

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-security/security-this-file-came-from-another-computer-and/56ccf19c-66e8-4280-8588-8c91e5d436bf
 
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Deddajay


I'm using Office 2007, but it has something similar so I've adjusted the
Trust settings in that. I've also reduced the security to a minimum on
Internet Explorer to see if that helps. I use Firefox, so I'm not
concerned about iEs settings, but if it helps I'll give it a go.

Thanks for the tips. I'll see if that makes any difference.

Cheers
Deddajay
 
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Paul

Deddajay said:
Thanks, that looks interesting.

I'm really looking for a registry hack to turn this off on a permanent
basis, I know where my files are coming from, sometimes there are from
another computer on my own network, and I still get it. It's very annoying.

Cheers
Deddajay
FAT32 has no provision for Alternate Streams. If you download the files onto
a FAT32 partition, this feature will have no place to "stick the stream" :)

Paul
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Hoping someone can shed some light on this problem for me.

I know I can unblock each individual file, but there are times when I've
downloaded quite a few and it's a pain in the proverbial to have to go
to properties, open each one and unblock it.

As I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on my laptop, I don't have the
luxury of the Group Edit Policy to disable this behaviour. I've spent
hours on Google and various forums looking for a registry hack, but the
only ones I've found are for Vista and don't work.

If any one has a solution to permanently disable this, I would be very
grateful if they could share it or point me in the right direction
before my laptop sails out of the window. I really like Windows 7, but
this constant paranoid over protectiveness is really getting on my nerves.

Thanks
Deddajay
OT:

The correct form for the signature delimiter is only two dashes followed
by a space, i.e. "-- ". Your delimiter doesn't work right, as shown by
the fact that your sig shows up in this reply.
 
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Deddajay

OT:

The correct form for the signature delimiter is only two dashes followed
by a space, i.e. "-- ". Your delimiter doesn't work right, as shown by
the fact that your sig shows up in this reply.
Oops, thanks, I'll sort that.
 
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Deddajay

FWIW, I've never seen the problem either. I wonder how I'd invoke it,
since all of my downloading over the years hasn't triggered it?
Actually, until I added SP1 I hadn't seen it either! I also don't see it
on my desktop with Win7 Pro. I don't know if SP1 added some extra
security to Home Premium, but all of a sudden I'm not allowed to install
software I've downloaded unless unblock it first.

Very irritating.

Cheers
Deddajay
 
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Deddajay

Thanks to everyone who replied to this thread with suggestions.

Leading on from some of the links provided, sorry I can't recall which
link, I came across an old forum with enough information for me to write
my own registry hack. It seems to have solved the problem in that I now
have the same result I would have had if the local Group Policy editor
had been part of Win 7 Home.

If anyone is interested, this is the information I found and it's now
bookmarked for future problems.

http://gps.cloudapp.net/#

Thanks again.

Cheers
Deddajay
 
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Bob I

FWIW, I've never seen the problem either. I wonder how I'd invoke it,
since all of my downloading over the years hasn't triggered it?
Since the key indicated doesn't even exist in a default install of
Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1 installed. The only way to
get it would be through some upgrade from a previous operating system
that already had it installed.
 
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kevpan815

reformat your computer and install open source linux ubuntu! just fyi!
thread closed!
 
K

Ken Blake

OT:

The correct form for the signature delimiter is only two dashes followed
by a space, i.e. "-- ". Your delimiter doesn't work right, as shown by
the fact that your sig shows up in this reply.

Just as a matter of interest, note that *your* signature shows up in
this reply, although I'm sure your delimiter does work right.

That's because I have my newsreader, Agent, set to ignore the
delimiter when I quote a message in replying. And that's because I
don't want to lose the quoted material that comes after the signature
if the message is top-posted (and unfortunately, a lot of people do).
 
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Char Jackson

Just as a matter of interest, note that *your* signature shows up in
this reply, although I'm sure your delimiter does work right.

That's because I have my newsreader, Agent, set to ignore the
delimiter when I quote a message in replying. And that's because I
don't want to lose the quoted material that comes after the signature
if the message is top-posted (and unfortunately, a lot of people do).
As another way to accomplish the same thing, I use the built-in Agent
feature where only selected text is brought forward when doing a
reply.

I use the F hotkey to reply to a post, so if I needed to include text
beyond a sig delimiter I'll simply do Ctrl-A to select everything,
then F to follow up.
 

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