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How to enable or disable hyperlink warning messages in 2007 Office programs and in Office 2010 programs
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In 2007 Office and in Office 2010, when you click a hyperlink or an object that links to an executable file, you receive the following warning message:
This behavior occurs regardless of your security level settings.
Hyperlinks can be harmful to your computer and data. To protect your computer, click only those hyperlinks from trusted sources. Do you want to continue?
Note To locate your security level settings, point to Macro on the Tools menu, and then click Security.
Additionally, when you open either TIFF images or Microsoft Document Imaging (MDI) files, you receive the following warning message:
You receive this warning message even when you have already implemented the registry key that this article describes. This warning message comes from the HLINK.dll file when link navigation is handled. You can differentiate the 2007 Office or 2010 Office hyperlink warning message from the HLINK warning message by looking for quotation marks around the file path in the warning message. The 2007 Office or Office 2010 message contains quotation marks. The HLINK message does not contain quotation marks. 2007 Office and Office 2010 try to determine whether the file type itself is unsafe by checking the extension, the progid, the classid, and the MIME type of the document.
Some files can contain viruses or otherwise be harmful to your computer. It is important to be certain that this file is from a trustworthy source. Would you like to open this file?
How to globally enable or disable hyperlink warningsTo have us enable hyperlink warnings for 2007 Office programs and for Office 2010 programs for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to enable the setting yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.
Fix it for me
To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix it button or link. In the File Download dialog box, click Run, and then follow the steps in the Fix it Wizard.
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Then, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.
Let me fix it myselfTo enable or to disable the hyperlink warnings in 2007 Office programs and in Office 2010 programs when an http:// address, a notes:// address, or an ftp:// address is used, you must create a new registry subkey. To do this, follow these steps:
How to enable or disable hyperlink warnings per protocolTo disable the display of security warnings for a specific protocol, follow these steps:
If you still receive a warning messageAfter you disable warning messages, you may still receive a warning message from Microsoft Windows. If you continue to receive a warning message after you follow the steps in this article, use one of the following methods to resolve the issue.
Note Method 1 applies only to Windows XP and to earlier versions of Windows. For Windows Vista and for later versions of Windows, use method 2.
Method 1: Turn off the "Confirm open after download" option for the file type that you are trying to open
Method 2: Modify the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\<CLSID>\EditFlags registry subkeyUse this method if the warning message affects multiple computers.
To disable the warning message, follow these steps:
Note Even after you follow these steps, you will receive the warning message if you open files in Office 2010 under Protected View.
Did this fix the problem?
Article ID: 925757 - Last Review: January 17, 2013 - Revision: 13.0