If you’re having trouble opening or saving files in Excel, you might be wondering how to disable protected view in Excel. If this is your issue, you should follow these steps to permanently disable protected view in Excel. To disable protected view in Excel, first open the Options dialog box. In the Trust Center section, click the Trust Center Settings button. In the Protected View section, click the Trust Center checkbox. Then, unmark all of the options in the Protected View option. Excel will then return to its previous dialog box.
Unticking checkboxes in the Open column will stop Excel from blocking files of the selected file type
To stop Excel from blocking certain types of files, unticking the checkboxes in the Open column is the best way to fix this problem. You can change the settings for the external content in the Trust Center, which is also available in Excel. To change the settings for Microsoft PowerPoint, you can go to the Trust Center and follow the steps mentioned in the following paragraphs.
Manually opening unknown files will get you out of protected view
Trying to open an unknown file in Excel? There are three solutions. First, try downloading the file from an unknown source. Alternatively, you can download the problematic file and convert it to a newer version of Excel. This will work for some users, but not all. The second solution is the most complicated and is only recommended for experienced users. Manually opening unknown files will get you out of protected view in Excel.
Once you have opened an unknown file in Excel, you may get a message that says “unknown file.” Click on the message box and click the Edit button. In the Ribbon, click the File tab and select Edit. You can also go to the File tab, click on the Trust Center, and enable editing. Once you enable editing, you can turn off Protected View altogether. Once you’re confident that the file is safe to open, you can enable it.
If you open an Excel file from OneDrive and then click “Open in protected view” instead, you will be prompted with an error message. This is because the file has been modified and does not pass Excel’s file validation process. When you receive this error, you need to disable Secure Browsing mode. To do this, go to the File tab, click Options, and choose the Trust Center category.
Clearing all trusted documents will permanently remove protected view
Protected View is a feature in Microsoft Excel that prevents you from editing or saving sensitive information. It is offered by Microsoft as a replacement for the Isolated Conversion Environment. This feature will allow you to edit a file but most editing functions will be disabled. To remove Protected View, follow these steps. First, open Excel. Click on File and then Options. In the Trust Center section, click Protected View. Then, check the box next to Protected View.
If you don’t need protected view in Excel, you can disable trusted documents and make them visible again. Once you enable trusted documents again, you’ll see a warning on the Enable Macros ribbon. If you click on Enable Macros in the Enable Macros ribbon, you’ll find a checkbox for “Disable trusted documents”. Choosing this option does not disable macros or remove the Enable Macros warning.
The process is similar to the previous one, but it’s more secure. You’ll be able to remove protected view from SmartVault Drive documents without removing the Trust Center. However, you should make sure you disable the Trust Center before proceeding to disable the Protected View feature. You can use the PowerShell script to delete the Trusted Document subkeys from Excel, and it doesn’t require any administrative privileges.