Msg:This file is located outside your intranet or on an untrusted

Discussion in 'Access Security' started by Brad Ashforth, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. This is a new one for me. I am starting on a new project, and downloaded the
    mdb. Turns out it was for Access2003, I have 2002, so they saved to the prior
    version and I downloaded it. Then I get this message:

    This file is located outside your intranet or on an untrusted site.
    Microsoft Access will not open the file due to potential security problems.
    To open the file, copy it to your machine or an accessible network location.

    There is only an OK button.

    Now, the message seems straightforward enough, and I appreciate being
    protected from an untrusted site ... but I downloaded the darn MDB to a
    specific folder ON my pc. The file IS located on my PC, so it is in my
    network in a trusted zone. I asked the customer if the tables are "real"
    tables or "links" to external files but was told that there are NO linked
    tables.

    Why can't I open this file? Suggestions?? (help!!)
     
    Brad Ashforth, Jul 11, 2007
    #1
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  2. "Microsoft Access cannot open this file.This file is located outside
    your intranet or on an untrusted site. Microsoft Access will not open
    the file due to potential security problems. To open the file, copy
    it to your machine or an accessible network location."

    See An Intranet Site Is Identified as an Internet Site When You Use an
    FQDN or IP Address http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=303650 at the
    Knowledge Base at support.microsoft.com.

    Tony
    --
    Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
    Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
    read the entire thread of messages.
    Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
    http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
    Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/
     
    Tony Toews [MVP], Jul 11, 2007
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  3. Hi Tony ... thanks. I checked the url you posted and none of those situations
    seem to apply, or I'm missing something. I checked each of the causes
    mentioned and although my system DID have one of the items checked, upon
    unchecking the checkbox I still cannot open the file.

    The file is MCA1.mdb (which does not have a specific workgroup) and exists
    on my C: drive. There is one other developer other than myself, and that
    developer also has a copy on his C: drive, and he can open the file. Like
    most people I am using a 3rd party Virus/firewall/anti-spam (etc) package.
     
    Brad Ashforth, Jul 11, 2007
    #3
  4. Hello Brad,

    This issue could occur since the database is downloaded from the Interent.
    There is a system policy that blocks the download files to run on the local
    machine. You may want to refer to the following article for some deails

    Description of how the Attachment Manager works in Windows XP Service Pack 2
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=883260

    To resolve the issue, you may want to localte the .mdb file in Windows
    Explorer, right-click the file and chose Properties. In the "General" tab,
    click "Unblock".

    Please let me know if this resolves the problem. If you have any update,
    please feel free to let's know. Thank you.

    Best Regards,

    Peter Yang
    MCSE2000/2003, MCSA, MCDBA
    Microsoft Online Community Support
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    Peter YangMSFT], Jul 12, 2007
    #4
  5. Thank you. I had not known about the "unblock" option and that solved the
    problem. Is this a relatively new feature? How long has this been an option
    on the General Tab?.
     
    Brad Ashforth, Jul 13, 2007
    #5
  6. Hello Brad,

    Glad to see you solved the issue. Yes, this feature related to Attachment
    Manager is introduced in WinXP SP2 and it's also included in Win2003 SP1.

    If you have further questions or concerns on this, feel free to let's know.
    Thank you.

    Best Regards,

    Peter Yang
    MCSE2000/2003, MCSA, MCDBA
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

    When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
    that others may learn and benefit from your issue.

    =====================================================


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    Peter YangMSFT], Jul 13, 2007
    #6
  7.  
    Maxwell Poole, Oct 1, 2008
    #7
  8. Hi there, i also experienced the same problem to my Windows XP machine after
    updating the XP Office Pro to SP3 and installing the IE7. Here's how i did to
    resolve the problem. 1. open IE 7 2. tools -> internet options -> security ->
    local intranet -> click on the 'sites' button 3. remove the check next to
    'Automatically detect intranet network' and DO NOT remove the checks in
    sub-items 4. hit 'OK' button and try That's how i fixed the problem and hope
    that it helps you guys too. cheers...
     
    Maxwell Poole, Oct 2, 2008
    #8
  9. Brad Ashforth

    Guest Guest

    Because the file is expired, i think !

    "Maxwell Poole" <Maxwell > a écrit dans le
    message de groupe de discussion :
    ...
     
    Guest, Oct 7, 2008
    #9
  10. Brad Ashforth

    Dara Maher Guest

    I have the same error message - trying to open a file on a network share (laptop in the same office). When I right click on the file and look at Properties, General tab, there is no "unblock" button though I have checked the PC is running XP Pro SP2. Under Security the user has full rights to the file. The database needs to be shared by all users in this department. Can anyone help?

    Thanks

    Dara
     
    Dara Maher, Dec 19, 2008
    #10
  11. Brad Ashforth

    Anna A Guest

    I was getting the same error message and tried your solution, it now works perfectly, thank you.



    MaxwellPool wrote:

    Hi there, i also experienced the same problem to my Windows XP machine after
    02-Oct-08

    Hi there, i also experienced the same problem to my Windows XP machine after
    updating the XP Office Pro to SP3 and installing the IE7. Here's how i did to
    resolve the problem. 1. open IE 7 2. tools -> internet options -> security ->
    local intranet -> click on the 'sites' button 3. remove the check next to
    'Automatically detect intranet network' and DO NOT remove the checks in
    sub-items 4. hit 'OK' button and try That's how i fixed the problem and hope
    that it helps you guys too. cheers..

    :

    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    Msg:This file is located outside your intranet or on an untrusted
    This is a new one for me. I am starting on a new project, and downloaded the
    mdb. Turns out it was for Access2003, I have 2002, so they saved to the prior
    version and I downloaded it. Then I get this message

    This file is located outside your intranet or on an untrusted site.
    Microsoft Access will not open the file due to potential security problems.
    To open the file, copy it to your machine or an accessible network location.

    There is only an OK button.

    Now, the message seems straightforward enough, and I appreciate being
    protected from an untrusted site ... but I downloaded the darn MDB to a
    specific folder ON my pc. The file IS located on my PC, so it is in my
    network in a trusted zone. I asked the customer if the tables are "real"
    tables or "links" to external files but was told that there are NO linked
    tables

    Why can't I open this file? Suggestions?? (help!!

    --
    Brad Ashforth

    Re: Msg:This file is located outside your intranet or on an untrusted

    "Microsoft Access cannot open this file.This file is located outsid
    your intranet or on an untrusted site. Microsoft Access will not ope
    the file due to potential security problems. To open the file, cop
    it to your machine or an accessible network location.

    See An Intranet Site Is Identified as an Internet Site When You Use a
    FQDN or IP Address http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=303650 at th
    Knowledge Base at support.microsoft.com

    Ton
    --
    Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MV
    Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
    read the entire thread of messages
    Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
    http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.ht
    Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/

    Hi Tony ... thanks.
    Hi Tony ... thanks. I checked the url you posted and none of those situations
    seem to apply, or I'm missing something. I checked each of the causes
    mentioned and although my system DID have one of the items checked, upon
    unchecking the checkbox I still cannot open the file

    The file is MCA1.mdb (which does not have a specific workgroup) and exists
    on my C: drive. There is one other developer other than myself, and that
    developer also has a copy on his C: drive, and he can open the file. Like
    most people I am using a 3rd party Virus/firewall/anti-spam (etc) package.
    --
    Brad Ashfort

    :

    Hello Brad,This issue could occur since the database is downloaded from the
    Hello Brad

    This issue could occur since the database is downloaded from the Interent.
    There is a system policy that blocks the download files to run on the local
    machine. You may want to refer to the following article for some deail

    Description of how the Attachment Manager works in Windows XP Service Pack
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=88326

    To resolve the issue, you may want to localte the .mdb file in Windows
    Explorer, right-click the file and chose Properties. In the "General" tab,
    click "Unblock"

    Please let me know if this resolves the problem. If you have any update,
    please feel free to let's know. Thank you.

    Best Regards,

    Peter Yang
    MCSE2000/2003, MCSA, MCDBA
    Microsoft Online Community Support
    ==================================================
    Get notification to my posts through email? Please refer to
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/managednewsgroups/default.aspx#notif
    ications
    <http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/managednewsgroups/default.aspx>.
    Note: The MSDN Managed Newsgroup support offering is for non-urgent issues
    where an initial response from the community or a Microsoft Support
    Engineer within 1 business day is acceptable. Please note that each follow
    up response may take approximately 2 business days as the support
    professional working with you may need further investigation to reach the
    most efficient resolution. The offering is not appropriate for situations
    that require urgent, real-time or phone-based interactions or complex
    project analysis and dump analysis issues. Issues of this nature are best
    handled working with a dedicated Microsoft Support Engineer by contacting
    Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) at
    <http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/support/default.aspx>.
    ==================================================
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Thank you.
    Thank you. I had not known about the "unblock" option and that solved the
    problem. Is this a relatively new feature? How long has this been an option
    on the General Tab?.
    --
    Brad Ashforth


    :

    Hello Brad,Glad to see you solved the issue.
    Hello Brad,

    Glad to see you solved the issue. Yes, this feature related to Attachment
    Manager is introduced in WinXP SP2 and it's also included in Win2003 SP1.

    If you have further questions or concerns on this, feel free to let's know.
    Thank you.

    Best Regards,

    Peter Yang
    MCSE2000/2003, MCSA, MCDBA
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

    When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
    that others may learn and benefit from your issue.

    =====================================================


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    RE: Msg:This file is located outside your intranet or on an untrusted
    :

    Hi there, i also experienced the same problem to my Windows XP machine after
    Hi there, i also experienced the same problem to my Windows XP machine after
    updating the XP Office Pro to SP3 and installing the IE7. Here's how i did to
    resolve the problem. 1. open IE 7 2. tools -> internet options -> security ->
    local intranet -> click on the 'sites' button 3. remove the check next to
    'Automatically detect intranet network' and DO NOT remove the checks in
    sub-items 4. hit 'OK' button and try That's how i fixed the problem and hope
    that it helps you guys too. cheers...

    :

    Because the file is expired, i think !
    Because the file is expired, i think !

    message de groupe de discussion :
    ...

    Access 2003 security error
    I have the same error message - trying to open a file on a network share (laptop in the same office). When I right click on the file and look at Properties, General tab, there is no "unblock" button though I have checked the PC is running XP Pro SP2. Under Security the user has full rights to the file. The database needs to be shared by all users in this department. Can anyone help?

    Thanks

    Dara

    Vista too ...
    This problem appears on Vista and the Unblock button works here too.


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