How do turn back on XP asking before opening an .exe file

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  1. google88

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    How do turn back on XP asking before opening an .exe file

    I know it something obvious but i cant work it out

    I clicked the check box by mistake

    but I'd rather it queried it every time i click and executable :ninja:

    Cheers
     
  2. lodore

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    try control panel, internet options, security tab. click on custom level.
    under Miscellaneous find the option "Launching unsafe applications and unsafe files" use the option prompt.
     
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    Hi

    Thanks for getting back to me

    this option is turned on

    Any ideas where else i might try?
     
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  5. google88

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    Hi

    Thanks for getting back to me

    Its a long list but .exe is not on there?

    Its kind of a security pop up saying always ask before opening a file of this type.

    I just leave it on in case i accidently click an executable file

    there was a tick box that said dont ask again idea

    I just want to turn the security for exe files back on


    I found a post for vista with someone trying to turn it off

    http://www.vistaforums.com/open-file-security-warning-t9611.html

    I'm trying to turn it ON with XP :(


    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/reset-the-always-ask-before-opening-this-type-of-file-setting/

    another one but exe is not on my list ?
     
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    AFAIK, it must be a downloaded file for the warning to work?? I don't believe it will work for an existing one on the PC or one transferred from a flash drive (for eg.)
     
  8. google88

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    Hi

    I found out whats going on

    I get the message again after I RE- downloaded the same file

    ScreenShot277.jpg

    Its a program that uploads pictures and files so i can post them on forum.

    Nothing dodgy.

    the message only appeared the first time, then appeared again after i re downloaded it

    Security has been restored thanks guys

    :)
     
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