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Blocked formats

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by jay, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. jay

    jay Flightless Bird

    Using Office 2007 on Windows XP. I tried to open a doc file and got the
    warning:

    This error occurs if you try to open a Microsoft Office document and the
    file type for that document has been blocked by a registry policy setting. To
    help secure your computer, Microsoft or the administrator of this computer
    implemented a registry policy setting that prevents opening this type of file.

    I followed the yellow-brick road to 922849 which says:

    Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Security\FileOpenBlock

    I diligently searched but could find only the one category
    "Systemcertificates" under "Microsoft". What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. JoAnn Paules [MVP]

    JoAnn Paules [MVP] Flightless Bird

    Have you tried talking to your IT department?

    --
    JoAnn Paules
    MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
    Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



    "jay" <jay@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1465586F-D834-478D-9DFE-0B98A253AE44@microsoft.com...
    > Using Office 2007 on Windows XP. I tried to open a doc file and got the
    > warning:
    >
    > This error occurs if you try to open a Microsoft Office document and the
    > file type for that document has been blocked by a registry policy setting.
    > To
    > help secure your computer, Microsoft or the administrator of this computer
    > implemented a registry policy setting that prevents opening this type of
    > file.
    >
    > I followed the yellow-brick road to 922849 which says:
    >
    > Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Security\FileOpenBlock
    >
    > I diligently searched but could find only the one category
    > "Systemcertificates" under "Microsoft". What am I doing wrong?
     

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