“This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer”

OK, this option is simple to deal with:

  1. Right click the file
  2. Select “Unblock”
  3. Run the Application (*.exe)

If you don’t want this option to keep coming up just change the following Group Policy setting:

  1. gpedit.msc
  2. User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Attachment Manager
  3. Enable: Do not preserve zone information in file attachments

2 thoughts on ““This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer”

  1. Lars

    Thanks, but on my Windows Server 2003 machine, there is no such Group Policy setting. Under “User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components” there is no “Attachment Manager”. Have you seen that setting on a Win2003 machine?

  2. Dom Post author

    Lars,
    This is within the GPMC on Windows 2003 SP2. I presume that you you have the standard ADM templates loaded?
    Regards,

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