Windows 10: can't run install file ' these files can't be opened'

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  1.    20 Aug 2015 #1

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


    getting error message when trying to run an .exe file

    these files can't be opened...

    your internet net security settings prevented one or more files being opened ..

    i turned off off windows defender thinking this to be the culprit ( using ten forum registry script )

    can anyone suggest what I can do

    thanks

    ps I moved the .exe file to my C drive and it ran and installed ok.....can't think why this should be
    Last edited by reddwarf4ever; 22 Aug 2015 at 14:40.
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  2.    25 Aug 2015 #2

    reddwarf4ever said: View Post
    getting error message when trying to run an .exe file

    these files can't be opened...

    your internet net security settings prevented one or more files being opened ..

    i turned off off windows defender thinking this to be the culprit ( using ten forum registry script )

    can anyone suggest what I can do

    thanks

    ps I moved the .exe file to my C drive and it ran and installed ok.....can't think why this should be

    Bump could someone please help me.....thanks
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  4.    26 Aug 2015 #4

    the file was in fact locked, but unlocking it made no difference....
    more ideas please !!
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  5.    26 Aug 2015 #5

    Is it the Windows SmartScreen that's blocking it?
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  6.    26 Aug 2015 #6

    garydexter said: View Post
    Is it the Windows SmartScreen that's blocking it?
    not sure, what is smart screen ? and how can I change it ?

    thanks
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  7.    26 Aug 2015 #7

    Or this might work:

    Method 1: Reset Internet Explorer security zone settings to their default level

    To reset Internet Explorer security zone settings to their default level, follow these steps:
    • Start Internet Explorer.
    • Click Tools, and then click Internet options.
    • Click the Security tab.
    • Click Reset all zones to default level, and then click OK.
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  8.    26 Aug 2015 #8

    garydexter said: View Post
    Or this might work:

    Method 1: Reset Internet Explorer security zone settings to their default level

    To reset Internet Explorer security zone settings to their default level, follow these steps:
    • Start Internet Explorer.
    • Click Tools, and then click Internet options.
    • Click the Security tab.
    • Click Reset all zones to default level, and then click OK.
    hi did that already....
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  9. Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       30 Aug 2015 #9

    How about resetting all of the settings?

    (Credit to garydexter for the first portion of these steps)


    • Start Internet Explorer.
    • Click Tools, and then click Internet options.
    • Click the Advanced tab.
    • Click the Reset button.
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  10.    30 Aug 2015 #10

    You said: View Post
    How about resetting all of the settings?

    (Credit to garydexter for the first portion of these steps)


    • Start Internet Explorer.
    • Click Tools, and then click Internet options.
    • Click the Advanced tab.
    • Click the Reset button.
    thanks, did that, made no difference even tried putting all settings to minimum security.....when I moved the file from the external HD to my c drive it worked, can't think why...
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