How to stop popup asking if I want to open link

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  1. Posts : 58
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    How to stop popup "file download - security warning"


    I tired of having to always click yes. If I didn't want to open the link I would not have clicked on it.
    Win version 21H1 (OS build 19043.1288)
    Last edited by oldtraveler; 23 Oct 2021 at 19:02.
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  2. spunk's Avatar
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    Disable UAC How to Disable UAC in Windows 10? Here Are Four Simple Ways!
    If this doesn't answer your question, please attach a screenshot of the Error message so we can understand it better to offer a solution
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  3. Posts : 58
    Windows 10
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       #3

    How to stop popup asking if I want to open  link-security-warning.png
    This is the popup warning that I get every time I click on a desktop shortcut.
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  4. spunk's Avatar
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    What browser are you using to download? (Ie) Edge, Chrome, Firefox etc?
    This message is saying the shortcut to a web page on your Desktop is not associated with any program on your computer and is an Unknown File Type
    Did you save a Web Page to a Jigsaw Puzzle game online as a shortcut on your Desktop? You can associate the file to open with your browser.
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  5. Try3's Avatar
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    oldtraveler said:
    I tired of having to always click yes. If I didn't want to open the link I would not have clicked on it.
    Win version 21H1 (OS build 19043.1288)
    I haven't seen this myself [or even seen reports of it] since 2016 [Windows 10 Version 1607, I think]. It was fixed by a subsequent Cumulative update.

    I think you might be better off waiting for a few weeks for the next update but you could try one of these fixes [from 2016] instead.
    Favorites behavior after update [Interim solution] - Microsoft DSLReports Forums [but the fix only works on existing shortcuts and you'll have to repeat it for any new ones you make]
    or
    Fix Start Menu Shortcuts and Favorites Open File Security Warning - Winhelponline
    Personally, I'd grin & bear it for a while.

    There was another url-related fault doing the rounds at the same time and that was fixed by reinstalling any browser. Perhaps you could install / reinstall any third-party to see if it helps. I have no logic behind this suggestion other than that browser installation does do some work on url file Registry entries.

    Please don't turn off UAC.

    Sorry I couldn't be more positive,
    Denis
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  6. Posts : 58
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    Spunk and Try3
    Thanks for trying to solve this behavior. Nothing seems to help. Perhaps will wait and hope for an update fix.
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  7. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Save the page as a favorite and delete the desktop icon, problem solved
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  8. Posts : 58
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    Thread Starter
       #8

    Right click on desktop item.

    Select Properties

    Go to General tab

    Put a check in the warning located near lower right.
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  9. spunk's Avatar
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    A Windows Update will not fix an Unknown File type for a Web Page Shortcut.
    You have not answered the question What Browser are you using?
    What web page were you trying to get to? Did you try doing as suggested in post #7? go to the web site you want and then Bookmark or save the web page as your Favorite. Click the Bookmark to make sure it works, then delete the unknown file on your desktop.
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  10. Posts : 58
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    Thank you but I solved the problem. See my post just above yours.
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