blocked content security warning problem

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Lenny, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. Lenny

    Lenny Guest

    I have some HTML files saved on my computer (XP Pro, IE6) that have flash
    and Java content in them. When ever I double click on the file to open the
    page to view it the page opens OK except for the java or flash part. I then
    get the tool bar at the top of the page that I need to click on to allow the
    blocked content. After I have clicked on that and 'Allow blocked content..'
    I then get the security warning where I have to click 'Yes' and then the
    content shows. I am sick of having to do this for pages that I know are safe
    and are already on my hard drive (I don't have this problem when the pages
    are on the internet). How can I enable the files to run without all the
    security everytime?

    P.S. I am aware of the securuty issues and I have also tried lots of
    combinations of tick boxes from within Tools > Internet Options > Security >
    Internet >Custom Level but nothing seems to make any difference.
    Lenny, Dec 16, 2006
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    Don Varnau Guest

    You're encountering the "local machine zone lockdown" feature of [XP] SP2.

    There are three workarounds for this:
    1. Rename each .HTM file to .HTA. HTA files aren't as restricted.
    2. Give each page the "Mark of the Web"
    3. Internet Options> Advanced> Security> check "Allow active content to run
    in files on My Computer ."
    You will, of course, be giving up some of the enhanced security of the XP
    SP2 update.

    Hope this helps,
    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Dec 16, 2006
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  3. Lenny

    Lenny Guest

    Thanks Don,
    That works a treat.

    Lenny, Dec 17, 2006
  4. Lenny

    Don Varnau Guest

    You're welcome. Thanks for the update.


    Don Varnau, Dec 17, 2006
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