can't run install file ' these files can't be opened'

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  1. You
    Posts : 613
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       #11

    How about this?

    Go to Control Panel\Programs\Turn Windows features on or off. Uncheck Internet Explorer 11, click OK, reboot, go back to Turn Windows features on or off, re-check Internet Explorer 11, click OK, and reboot again.
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  2. Posts : 1,334
    windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #12

    You said:
    How about this?

    Go to Control Panel\Programs\Turn Windows features on or off. Uncheck Internet Explorer 11, click OK, reboot, go back to Turn Windows features on or off, re-check Internet Explorer 11, click OK, and reboot again.
    thanks will try
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    Windows 11 Home
       #13

    reddwarf4ever said:
    not sure, what is smart screen ? and how can I change it ?
    Download this, right click on it and run as admin.
    can't run install file ' these files can't be opened' Attached Files
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    windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #14

    TairikuOkami said:
    Download this, right click on it and run as admin.
    will try thanks
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    Windows 10
       #15

    it worked for me unblocking the file in the properties windows. Also there is another way that is settings the internet options, internet custom level, allow launching applications and unsafe files to disable
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    10
       #16

    You can also make a new folder in a different location and copy all the files into that folder and try opening.
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  7. Posts : 1
    Win 7
       #17

    The reason file is "locked" and wont run is because the file name is too long.

    eg.
    path
    C:\users\%username%\downloads\SOME_REALLY_LONG_FILE_NAME_CONTAINING_A_COMPRESSED_ZIP_FILE\SOME_REALL Y_LONG_FILE_NAME_CONTAINING_A_COMPRESSED_ZIP_FILE\uncompressed.exe

    When you uncompress the file, by default it will make a sub-directory with the same name and place it inside the working directory.
    This ends up making the file name too long and it will not execute.

    @reddwarf4ever When you placed the file in the C directory you basically just shortened the overall path/filename and fixed the issue.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #18

    The only reason I joined this forum was to say thank you gem600, you are a genius. This is exactly the solution to the issue I was having. I completely overlooked the long filename as a reason for the problem. Thank you.
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