Windows 10: "Do you want to open this file?" Solved

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  1.    26 Oct 2015 #1

    "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

    I have never gotten that. I double click and the file opens.
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  3. JohnC's Avatar
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       26 Oct 2015 #3

    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. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       26 Oct 2015 #4

    john54 said: 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

    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. XweAponX's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       26 Oct 2015 #6

    JohnC said: 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. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       26 Oct 2015 #7

    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. XweAponX's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       26 Oct 2015 #8

    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

    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. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       27 Oct 2015 #10

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