A way to disable "Some files can contain viruses or otherwise be harmful to your computer" each time I click on a linked file
If that notification could be disabled that would be great. I use excel a lot to keep a long list of powerpoints organized as we get them in med school and each one I click on I have to grant permissions for that file and then I also get the other pop-up about that it can contain viruses. I understand it's important to be there but I would really like a way to turn it off or a "do not ask me again"
If possible, run Excel 2011. It doesn’t get offended so readily.
Very few Macintosh user needs are heeded, especially if they date back 4 years.
Shane McGuirt commented
Does not look like Microsoft cares to fix this. It's a real pain in the butt.
We just spent 500 hours creating a program that runs in excel to initiate audio files automatically. Make it useless now with this warning popup.
Stop hounding us with your paranoia - let us turn this PITA off!
I use hyperlinks in Excel to open dwfx files in XPS Viewer. I fixed this error by changing the EditFlags value in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Windows.XPSReachViewer to 10000 (from 200000). Find out which registry keys your program uses and try changing that value - I used http://extension.nirsoft.net/ to determine the registry keys used for XPSViewer
Brian Freeman commented
I use excel spreadsheets linked to hundreds of local image files. It is a real pain to have to click "Would you like to open this file?" each time. We just want a turn-off option, please.
I de-clicked "Notify" in the preferences, but of course that did nothing. It means I can't use Excel for this project. Disappointing. Sometimes I wonder if anyone makes software that takes user-input into account.
Jacques Rossouw commented
I click this popup hundreds of times a day at work as we hyperlink to files on our computers. I would be over the moon if this got fixed!