File security warning in Windows XP

When a potential danger is about to hit the system or if a dangerous file is about to be opened, Microsoft will display a warning message about what is going to happen. This usually happens when files are opened via the Internet Explorer. These warnings help the users in the discretion of file selection. This is a very useful feature for beginners. However, experts for IT professionals do not need these warnings, as they know what they are doing and these warnings will be a nuisance to them. This article contains the steps for such users for disabling the file security warnings.

Instructions by Windows XP support

The support guidance from Windows XP will guide the users in disabling the open file security warning in the operating system. The steps are simple and easy to follow. The steps are as follows:

  1. Press the Windows logo and R keys simultaneously to bring up the Run dialog box.
  2. Type gpedit.msc and press Enter.
  3. This will launch the Group Policy Editor.
  4. Use the + icons to the left of the folders to open the User ConfigurationAdministrative Templates and Windows Components folders.
  5.  If you do not see a folder called Attachment Manager proceed to the next step.
  6. Scroll to the top of the window.
  7. Right-click on the Administrative Templates folder under Computer Configuration
  8. Click Add/Remove Templates.
  9. Click the Add button and double-click system.adm.
  10. Click Close.
  11. Scroll back to the Windows Components folder.
  12. The Attachment Manager folder will be present.
  13. Click the Attachment Manager folder.
  14. Double-click Inclusion list for low file types.
  15. Click the Enabled radio button.
  16. In the Specify low risk extensions box, type the file extensions that you no longer wish to receive warnings for.
  17. The most common executable extensions are EXE and MSI.
  18.  Note that you must type a period before each extension and separate them with a semicolon.
  19. Click OK when you are done.

These steps will help the users in disabling the open file security warnings in Windows XP operating system. If you were not able to complete the procedure, contact the support system for XP to successfully disable the file security.

Hope this article was helpful to you.

Leave a Comment