Windows 7 Security Blocks Potentially Harmful File - How To Override ?

I have a working Microsoft Access 2007 database on a Windows XP SP3 PC with two .mdb files (front end and back end).

I zipped and emailed the resulting compressed file to my son as an attachment.

He received the email on his Windows 7 64-bit PC and successfully saved the attached compressed file.

When the compressed file was opened and the two .mdb files were selected and copied, the subsequent paste was blocked by the Windows Security as a potentially harmful file.

There appears to be no option to override. I know that the file is safe, but I am stuck.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Hello DMac – Welcome to Microsoft Answers Community.

I do not think this has to do with Windows Defender (WD), moreover,
I think this has to do with File block security (See Figure A below).

Figure A: File security, this file came from another computer and
might be blocked to help protect this computer.

To fix, right-click the file and click Unblock and click Apply
and OK. That's it.

I hope you find this information useful and if you need any further assistance,
please feel free to contact me and let me know.

I hope this information was helpful…

Have a nice day…

Best regards,

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Last updated August 24, 2020 Views 32,671 Applies to: