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Some files can harm your computer.

December 12th, 2005 at 05:28pm

While visiting a secure trusted site in IE, you may encounter links to files which cannot be opened or saved. You receive the message: Some files can harm your computer. If the file information below looks suspicious, or you do not fully trust the source, do not open or save this file. You search Microsoft.com and come up with KB840386: Cannot open an Excel 2003 workbook by using Internet Explorer 6.0 but it’s no help. The page says there’s a hotfix but you need to have a service agreement with Microsoft to download it.

The solution? I found this page (brianmadden.com) which contained a solution posted by an anonymous user. Go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab > Uncheck “Do not save encrypted pages to disk.” What’s really happening is that the file is being served over a secure connection so with that option enabled, IE is not allowed to save it to the disk. Therefore you can’t download the file or even open it since it cannot save it temporarily to disk. This option is disabled by default.

Unfortunately, the page that contains the solution isn’t found when searching for the exact error message. Instead, I found it by accidentally searching for “some files may harm your computer.”

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bala  |  June 5th, 2006 at 8:28 pm

    i need how remove harm please reply me

  • 2. Thalaiselvam  |  May 30th, 2007 at 1:37 am

    I had one package (in VB back-end MSAccess). if i run the package it not run, if i manually open the MSAccess file, it will through the this error ( some files can harm…..)

  • 3. Christine  |  November 21st, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Your solution did not fix the problem for us. That option is not checked in the Advanced IE options and we’re still getting the message.

  • 4. testChuonthis  |  October 7th, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Christine could you solve your issue somehow?

    We are in the same boat. The option is unchecked for us however it is still giving us the same error.

    thanks in advance.

  • 5. Evangeline  |  August 13th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    The option was also unchecked in my Advanced IE options, so, I checked it, and clicked ok, and it seemed to work !

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