Windows 10: This file came from another computer and might be blocked?

  1.    26 May 2017 #1

    This file came from another computer and might be blocked?

    I recently found out that some of the files around my computer have the following message in their properties, "This file came from another computer and might be blocked".

    Does this mean that these files are slower to load or even impossible to access in some contexts? I can open these files like any other but if this feature is blocking their potential in some way, I'd like to know.

    What does this all mean?
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  3.    26 May 2017 #3

    The thing is I can open the files fine but why does it insist that the files are "blocked".
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       26 May 2017 #4

    Secrios said: View Post
    The thing is I can open the files fine but why does it insist that the files are "blocked".
    It says 'might be blocked', not 'always blocked'. Depends on what it is and what you try to do with it - opening a text file is unlikely to be blocked, but running a .exe may well be. You downloaded it so as a precaution it's marked as 'came from another computer'. It's easy enough to remove the blocking if you trust the file to be safe.

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  5. Posts : 477
    Win10 x64 Pro -2 desktops, 1 laptop
       26 May 2017 #5

    I'm very puzzled that I haven't seen this. Do only individual files rather than files in a folder) get marked with this? I just looked in the Product Download directory where I keep downloaded installation packages, etc. It has 81 folders. I just check a few of the files and none had the "might be blocked" flag although all of them came from another computer.
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