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

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  1. Posts : 1,334
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    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. Posts : 1,334
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    reddwarf4ever said:
    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. Posts : 1,334
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    the file was in fact locked, but unlocking it made no difference....
    more ideas please !!
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  5. Posts : 149
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    Is it the Windows SmartScreen that's blocking it?
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  6. Posts : 1,334
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    garydexter said:
    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. Posts : 149
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    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. Posts : 1,334
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    garydexter said:
    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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    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. Posts : 1,334
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    You said:
    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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