blocked content security warning problem

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

  1. Lenny

    Lenny Guest

    Hi,
    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?
    Thanks
    Lenny.

    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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  2. Lenny

    Don Varnau Guest

    Hi,
    You're encountering the "local machine zone lockdown" feature of [XP] SP2.
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/sp2brows.mspx#EKQBG

    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"
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/overview/motw.asp
    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.
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/sp2brows.mspx#EIAA

    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [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
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  4. Lenny

    Don Varnau Guest

    You're welcome. Thanks for the update.

    Don

     
    Don Varnau, Dec 17, 2006
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