Windows Journal update for Windows Vista SP2

About this update

This update helps reduce the security risk of opening Windows Journal files in Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2). The update adds a message box that opens when Windows Journal tries to open a Journal Note (JNT) or Journal Template (JTP) file. The box displays the following message:

Journal files might contain security hazards. Open this Journal file only if you trust the source of the file. Continue opening file anyway?

The message box contains Yes, No, and Help option buttons for responding to the message. The default action is No. Both the Yes and No options close the message box. Yes continues opening the file in Journal. No closes the message box without opening the file. Help opens a Knowledge Base article in your default browser that contains more details.

Note The message box appears when Windows Journal is asked to open a .jnt or .jtp file in any circumstances.

How to get this update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as a Recommended update on Windows Update. For more information about how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Method 3: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows VistaDownload Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows VistaDownload Download the package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Update detail information


To apply this update, you must install Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista.

Registry information

To apply this update, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace a previously released update.


Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

File Information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.
Windows Vista
Additional file information

Article ID: 3185662 - Last Review: Sep 14, 2016 - Revision: 1

Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Starter