MCCC Knowledge Base

Unblock a File (Windows 10)

2016

Unblock a File (Windows 10)

 

When running a file in Windows 10 that was downloaded from the internet, you may get a security warning that prevents the operation.  If you trust the source of the file, use the following documentation to unblock it. 

This will also work in Windows 7, but is usually not necessary.

Note that to download a blocked file to a college owned computer, you must use Internet Explorer or Firefox browser.

 

1. Open the folder the file is in (if unsure, it is likely in your Downloads folder) and right click on the file. Choose Properties.

 
2. At the bottom of the General tab, you will notice the Security: section and warning.  

3. Check the Unblock checkbox and click Apply  

4. You will notice that the Security section has disappeared.  Click OK and try to run the file again.   

Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Name
Email
Related Articles RSS Feed
College Data and Storage System Quick Reference
Viewed 7047 times since Wed, Jan 6, 2016
F.A.Q. - Multi-Factor Authentication
Viewed 254 times since Tue, May 25, 2021
InCommon Federation Participant Operational Practices (POP)
Viewed 7117 times since Fri, Feb 26, 2016
Protecting Sensitive Data
Viewed 9174 times since Mon, Mar 2, 2015
GlobalProtect VPN: Overview, Setup, and Troubleshooting
Viewed 16942 times since Wed, Nov 22, 2017
What is Anti-Malware?
Viewed 7220 times since Mon, Jul 18, 2016
LastPass - Password Manager - Mac
Viewed 9189 times since Fri, Jan 8, 2016
Identity Finder - Scanning Removable Media
Viewed 10915 times since Fri, Mar 6, 2015
Loaner Laptop First Logon Instructions
Viewed 85 times since Thu, Jun 3, 2021
What is a Reputable Firewall?
Viewed 6288 times since Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Need Help?