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Anonymous
September 12, 2005 6:37:35 AM

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I use Zone Alarm Pro, not the Windows firewall, that's set to disabled. A
buddy sent me a couple of .JPG pics through MSN Messenger. Files
transferred fine going by msnmess, so I click on Open and got that message
from the system apparently.
Windows has blocked access to the file [path\filename] because it is
potentially harmful.

Uh, right. so where IS the file now? And why did XP Pro suddenly do this
out of the blue, especially since I have the Windows Firewall disabled?

Thanks,
McG.
Anonymous
September 12, 2005 12:55:02 PM

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McGrandpa,

There is a workaround. Are you using XP Pro or Home?

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Windows XP Shell/User
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"McGrandpa" <McGrandpaNOT@NOThotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I use Zone Alarm Pro, not the Windows firewall, that's set to disabled. A
>buddy sent me a couple of .JPG pics through MSN Messenger. Files
>transferred fine going by msnmess, so I click on Open and got that message
>from the system apparently.
> Windows has blocked access to the file [path\filename] because it is
> potentially harmful.
>
> Uh, right. so where IS the file now? And why did XP Pro suddenly do this
> out of the blue, especially since I have the Windows Firewall disabled?
>
> Thanks,
> McG.
>
Anonymous
September 12, 2005 12:55:03 PM

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XP Pro SP2


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
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> McGrandpa,
>
> There is a workaround. Are you using XP Pro or Home?
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "McGrandpa" <McGrandpaNOT@NOThotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:p R5Ve.6056$w46.462@tornado.texas.rr.com...
>>I use Zone Alarm Pro, not the Windows firewall, that's set to disabled. A
>>buddy sent me a couple of .JPG pics through MSN Messenger. Files
>>transferred fine going by msnmess, so I click on Open and got that message
>>from the system apparently.
>> Windows has blocked access to the file [path\filename] because it is
>> potentially harmful.
>>
>> Uh, right. so where IS the file now? And why did XP Pro suddenly do
>> this out of the blue, especially since I have the Windows Firewall
>> disabled?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> McG.
>>
>
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Anonymous
September 13, 2005 4:56:10 PM

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Add .JPG to the Low risk file types using GPEdit.msc

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"McGrandpa" <McGrandpaNOT@NOThotmail.com> wrote in message
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> XP Pro SP2
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:%23Cd9Om0tFHA.2592@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> McGrandpa,
>>
>> There is a workaround. Are you using XP Pro or Home?
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
Anonymous
September 13, 2005 4:56:11 PM

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Actually that isn't a workaround. It is modifying a default security
setting. I hadn't realized that settings for just about everything will be
found in Group Policy. That's a dangerous place for most folks to play in!
It appears that with XP SP2 there are a lot of changes and additions to GP
that were never in the original release of XP at all.
It looks like when an error dialog starts with "Windows has....." I know
where to start looking now. Thanks a bunch for that, I'm satisfied I have
a handle on this kind of issue now :) 
Michael

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Add .JPG to the Low risk file types using GPEdit.msc
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "McGrandpa" <McGrandpaNOT@NOThotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%2aVe.6095$w46.822@tornado.texas.rr.com...
>> XP Pro SP2
>>
>>
>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:%23Cd9Om0tFHA.2592@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> McGrandpa,
>>>
>>> There is a workaround. Are you using XP Pro or Home?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>
>
Anonymous
September 13, 2005 8:39:59 PM

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I'm having the same problem, Except the computer I'm on is running XP
Home, How would i go about changing this problem so it accepts Jpgs?


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Anonymous
September 14, 2005 3:13:06 AM

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>> Actually that isn't a workaround.

It's of course, a workaround, but not a solution.

>> Thanks a bunch for that, I'm satisfied

You're welcome!

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"McGrandpa" <McGrandpaNOT@NOThotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Actually that isn't a workaround. It is modifying a default security
> setting. I hadn't realized that settings for just about everything will
> be found in Group Policy. That's a dangerous place for most folks to play
> in! It appears that with XP SP2 there are a lot of changes and additions
> to GP that were never in the original release of XP at all.
> It looks like when an error dialog starts with "Windows has....." I know
> where to start looking now. Thanks a bunch for that, I'm satisfied I
> have a handle on this kind of issue now :) 
> Michael
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:o 1VynRDuFHA.460@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Add .JPG to the Low risk file types using GPEdit.msc
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "McGrandpa" <McGrandpaNOT@NOThotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:%2aVe.6095$w46.822@tornado.texas.rr.com...
>>> XP Pro SP2
>>>
>>>
>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:%23Cd9Om0tFHA.2592@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>> McGrandpa,
>>>>
>>>> There is a workaround. Are you using XP Pro or Home?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 14, 2005 3:13:57 AM

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You can find the registry location here:

http://groups.google.com/groups?ie=UTF-8&q=LowRiskFileT...

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Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


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>
> I'm having the same problem, Except the computer I'm on is running XP
> Home, How would i go about changing this problem so it accepts Jpgs?
>
>
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