For instance, when trying to move files between folders, you may see the warning: “These files might be harmful to your computer.” “Your Internet security settings suggest that one or more files may be harmful.” Or if you try to run an application, Windows Security may show you the: “We can’t verify who created this file” warning. Along with the “This file is in a location outside your local network. Files from locations you don’t recognize can harm your PC.” Although you can confirm and open the files, it can be annoying getting the same messages every time you access the network share. However, if you’re getting these or other security warnings, you can adjust the Windows 10 internet settings to resolve the issue. In this guide, you will learn the steps to stop the Windows Security warning as you access shared folders in the local network.

Stop security warnings opening network files on Windows 10

If you get the “These files might be harmful to your computer” or “We can’t verify who created this file” messages, then you need to change the Windows 10 Internet Options settings. To stop security warnings when opening files from a network share, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, reopen File Explorer, and the next you try to open a network file or app, you should no longer come across the security warning.

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