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  1.    26 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 15
    windows 7

    "Do you want to open this file?"


    Every time I want to open downloaded from internet image file I receive a warning message "do you want to open this file?" which makes me crazy.Is any way to disable this,PLEASE?
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  2.    26 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 1,313
    Windows 10 Pro,

    I have never gotten that. I double click and the file opens.
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  3.    26 Oct 2015 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 1
    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971

    Try Control Panel(small icons) >security and maintenance >Security and click on windows smart screen change settings. Turn it off. See if that helps. it's like another kind of UAC.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Oct 2015 at 15:16. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  4.    26 Oct 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,390
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Quote Originally Posted by john54 View Post
    Every time I want to open downloaded from internet image file I receive a warning message "do you want to open this file?" which makes me crazy.Is any way to disable this,PLEASE?
    Hello John,

    The Open File - Security Warning prompt is a security measure that will ask for your permission before opening a file on your PC that came from an unknown source such as the internet or another PC.

    It's not recommended to turn off this, but you can easily unblock the file to stop getting the message for it.

    Unblock File in Windows 10
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  5.    26 Oct 2015 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 15
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Thank you for your response.
    I unblocked File in Properties (it works just for one image and you have to do it again for the next one).
    I turned off Windows SmartScreen to "Don't do anything" in Security and Maintenance panel.
    Still getting this:
    https://i.imgur.com/mMYbBW3.jpg
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  6.    26 Oct 2015 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Spring Valley
    Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnC View Post
    Try Control Panel(small icons) >security and maintenance >Security and click on windows smart screen change settings. Turn it off. See if that helps. it's like another kind of UAC.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    YES! Thank you! Smartscreen Filter SUCKS! I have been disabling this since Windows XP, and it is in there too. But it used to be an Internet Explorer feature only, now, it affects the whole operating system. I depend on my AV program to prevent any problems turning it off would cause. Smartscreen actually locks down EXE files too, so you have to "unblock" them.

    When you install or Update your OS to Windows 10, you will come across a prompt that asks you if you want to use Smartscreen, always choose "NO" when you see that.
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  7.    26 Oct 2015 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,390
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    If you like, you can also use this below to no longer have any files blocked by the open file security warning.

    Open File - Security Warning : Allow or Prevent to Unblock File - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  8.    26 Oct 2015 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Spring Valley
    Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate

    What, you mean that's not a Smartscreen feature? Ok, Thanks, I'll check that out. I hate it when files come up like that and I need to use them right away.

    Edit - Thanks, it works great!
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  9.    27 Oct 2015 #9
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 15
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your help guys.Finally, I found a solution.So simple that I couldn't believe.Security Warning window shows up only when I open an image in Windows Photo Viewer. I switched to Photos app and every bitmap image is opening now without the problem.
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  10.    27 Oct 2015 #10
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,251
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.483

    But Windows Photo Viewer is a much better program then the Photo app. At least I think it is.
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