Internet Explorer blocked?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Jo-Anne, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Guest

    Hi, Robert,

    Not sure what you mean about the file I copied it from. Could you elaborate?
    The folder on the Desktop isn't a shortcut; it's a real folder.

    Thanks much!


    Jo-Anne, Jul 18, 2009
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  2. You said:

    So, it was copied, not moved. I'm suggesting you right-click Properties
    on the original.

    OIC. I had overlooked that.

    How? As an expanded .zip file perhaps? All the more reason then
    to go back to the original and right-click, Properties on it or try to find
    a *file* that was downloaded which has that Unblock button in its
    Properties page.


    Robert Aldwinckle, Jul 18, 2009
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  3. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Guest

    Ah, now I understand! I did click Properties on the original and got the
    same info as in the copy about Read, Write, Execute--but no Unblock button.
    No zip file to start with, just a folder named

    The procedure I followed (per publisher's instruction) was to go to the
    publisher's FTP site with my browser, find the menu that has "Open FTP site
    in Windows Explorer," and click on it. That opened a screen in My Network
    Places in Windows Explorer with the above-named folder. Left-clicking on the
    folder produced a bunch of file folders. I then was to right-click on the
    empty white space, which pulled up another menu, this one containing
    "Login-as." I was given the Username and Password by the publisher, and I
    used them to get to the files I needed.

    After adding "Internet Explorer" to the Firewall exceptions, I was able to
    get that far in Windows Explorer without a Security Alert. But when I went
    to open any of the files--all of which are documents in Microsoft Word--I
    got a Security Alert for Word.

    And when, at Robear's suggestion, I put the FTP folder on the desktop and
    tried opening it there, at first I got a Security Alert right away. Today,
    however, that folder is acting just like the one still in My Network Places.
    It works fine until I go to open a Word document, at which point I get the
    Security Alert.

    The odd thing to me is that even before I do anything with the Alert, the
    document opens in Word, and the Alert becomes just a minimized window.


    Jo-Anne, Jul 18, 2009
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