Microsoft Office has identified a potential security issue


When opening a Microsoft document, if you receive Microsoft Office has identified a potential security issue message, this message will help you solve the problem. The issue is related to security concerns due to something in the document or the location where the document is available. Solving them should help you get rid of the problem and make the document usable.

Microsoft Office has identified a potential security issue

Here is the list of error messages you may get:

  • This place can be dangerous
  • This document contains fields that can share data with external files and websites.
  • Data connections have been blocked
  • Hyperlinks can be harmful; it has four sub-errors

Follow these methods to resolve the issue. You will need full access to Office settings.

1]Disable file blocking and protected view

Protected view office

The most efficient way to resolve this problem is by changing the settings in the Trust Center. However, you should only do this if you are sure. Here are the steps:

  • Go to the View tab> Show
  • File> Options> Trust Center> Trust Center Settings
    • Protected view> Uncheck all options
    • File Blocking Settings> Uncheck all options.

You can also experiment by unchecking the options one by one and see what works for you.

2]Configure external content and the message bar

External content of the Trust Center

Move towards File> Options> Trust Center> Trust Center Settings and locate the external content and the message bar. This section provides security settings related to data connections, automatic link updates, linked data types, and DDE.

The message bar offers a warning or notification. You can turn it off if you are limited to a set of files from a trusted source.

3]Change the trusted location

Add a trusted location office

If you have additional messages, such as data connections have been blocked, you can add the location to trusted locations. This will ensure that the Bureau considers this location to be safe.

Go to the Trust Center settings as above and locate the Trusted Locations. Click the Add New Location button. Then use the Browse button to add, find or copy and paste the folder path. Save and then reopen the file.

How to deactivate the activation of the change in Office 365?

You will need to turn off Protected View, which ensures that uploaded files are not blocked. This can be risky as it will apply to all the files that one downloads to the PC. You will need to go to the Trust Center and uncheck the option that says Enable protected view for files from the internet or files located in potentially unsafe locations. Choose based on your current scenario. This applies to all Office documents.

How to delimit a document?

If you see the edit enable message box, click to open the file in edit mode. The second way is to right click on the file, select properties. Then check the box that unlocks it. Both methods will ensure that you can edit the file whether it is from the internet or any location.

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