How to disable protected view in Excel?
When we download or copy an Excel file from Internet or other unsafe locations to our computer, for the security of our computer, the Excel workbooks are opened as protected view. Sometimes, you may think this protected view is annoying, and you want to disable it. Now I tell you some quick tricks to disable protected view in Excel.
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When we open an Excel file which is downloaded from Internet or other locations, there is a Security Warning bar above the formula bar. See screenshot:
Then you just need to click Enable Content button (or Options button in Excel 2007), it will exit the protect view.
Note: Also, you can go to File > Info > Enable Content, and select Enable All Content to make the file as a trusted file. See screenshot:
If you want stop protected view permanently, you can set the Option of Excel.
1. Open Excel, and click File or the Office button > Options. See screenshot:
2. In the Options dialog, click Trust Center > Trust Center Settings. See screenshot:
3. Then click Protected View in the left pane, and then uncheck the settings you want. See screenshot:
4. Then click OK > OK to close dialogs, and it stops protected view in Excel.
Note: There is no Protected View item in the Trust Center dialog in Excel 2007.