How To Fix ‘Your Internet Security Settings Prevented One Or More Files From Being Opened’ Issue

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Internet Security Settings Prevented One Or More Files

Are you looking for a solution to fix the ‘Your Internet Security Settings Prevented One Or More Files From Being Opened’ issue? Whenever you open a file in Windows, a security identifier stored in file properties. If the security identifier found that the file harmful, it can simply block and the file can’t be opened at all.

Recently, if you open a file downloaded from the Internet via Internet Explorer (IE), we got the following warning message:

These files can’t be opened

Your Internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened.

But when we are trying to open a file it wasn’t harmful and we were quite sure about it. So how to resolve this and tell Windows that the file is secure to open. If you are the one who faces the same issue then this article is for you. The major cause for this problem may be wrongly configured Launching applications and harmful file security settings. Whenever you reset this setting to its default configuration, the problem gets resolved.

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How To Fix ‘Your Internet Security Settings Prevented One Or More Files From Being Opened In Windows 10’

Solution 1 – Via Internet Properties

  • Press Windows + R and input inetcpl.cpl in the Run dialog box, to open Internet Properties.
  • Then, in the Internet Properties window, move to the Security tab. Then tap on the Custom level button there.
  • Move to Security Settings – Internet Zone window dive down and view for Launching applications and unsafe files setting. The setting is set to Disable and this is the major cause behind the problem issue. Specify it to the Prompt (recommended) option and tap OKApplyOK.
  • At last, reboot your PC and after the restart, you can then open the file without any warning message.

Conclusion:

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