Adding a mapped network drive to the office 2010 trusted locations

How do I add a mapped network drive to the trusted locations in office (word) 2010? I don't want to hassle with enabling editing on every single document I open from the drive.

Yes, I have tried checking the box "allow trusted locations on my network" and, with this checked, when I try to add a folder on the network drive to the trusted locations, I get the error message "the path you have entered cannot be used as a trusted location for security reasons. choose another location or a specific folder."

I've looked through all of the security options in word and can't get this to work. What am I missing? Is there a way to completely disable this security feature?

 

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Last updated January 11, 2019 Views 53,688 Applies to:
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I've just got it working, might not be exactly the correct way but....

check the allow trusted network locations.

rather than putting the mapped network drive letter (which is what i was doing) put in the full UNC to the drive/folder being mapped..

 

eg i have t:\  on the clients computers mapped to \\server2\alldocs

so in the trust location you put in \\server2\alldocs rather than t:\

opening a document through the mapped t:\ drive now works, i guess word/excel/etc sees the UNC rather than the map

annoyingly though (for me anyway) you have to set a trusted location for each individual program rather than being able to set a globally trusted location for all office programs! i guess its for much larger organisations with more data storage but its a PITA for me :)

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