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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009

    Unanswered: Warning Message - A potential security concern has been identified.

    When I open a hyperlink that I have created within my access file, and the link is to an internal file that I have, and that file never changes, I keep getting a popup dialogue box that says:

    Microsoft Office Access Security Notice
    A potential security concern has been identified.
    This location may be unsafe.
    And then it goes on to explain the file location, blah blah blah.

    But this warning doesn't come up for online hyperlinks that I have created.

    Here are some things that I have done in my attempts to solve this:

    I have gone into the Access Options/Trust CenterTrust Centre Settings/....

    In MESSAGE BAR - I selected Never Show Information about blocked content.

    In PRIVACY OPTIONS - I deselected Check Microsoft Office Documents...

    But I suspect the problem may be somewhere in here:

    In TRUSTED LOCATIONS - I have tried to Add New Location, but at the end, I get another dialogue box that is title Microsoft Office Trusted Location, and it says "The remote or network path you have entered is not allowed by your current security settings."

    So, any ideas on what I can do to get my file to stop bringing up these little dialogue warnings?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    pretty sure you have to look outside of Access and into the OS's security settings i.e. MS Firewall and such....otherwise just live with the warning....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    NTC - I see what you're saying and I think you're right on with that. There are securities placed on our network because it is an organization network with some rather severe security restrictions.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Madison, WI
    I think you may need to go into IE and revisit your trusted connections. Security warnings like this are usually controlled in IE.
    Expert Database Programming
    MSAccess since 1.0, SQL Server since 6.5, Visual Basic (5.0, 6.0)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Old thread but here is a solution.

    You need registry setting...
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\A ccess]
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\A ccess\Security]

    You can copy | paste text between lines to a notepad and save as a .reg file and double-click to run.

    Note that the 12.0 refers to Office 2007, edit to 14.0 for Office 2010.

    Check the word 'Access' has no spaces, something happens during post process that buggers formatting.


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Russ can you give a little more background on these registry changes in terms of the why and what of them??
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