Vista/Windows 7 Links toolbar on taskbar - how to remove 'Open file security warning'

A few years ago I discovered that the links toolbar is a zillion times better than quick launch. The links toolbar allows you to create folders and group common program shortcuts in them. When you click on a folder a menu appears with all the shortcuts.

IE7 changed the way that works with its improved security: now each time you open a shortcut that's in the links toolbar, it asks you if you really want to open the file. This is pretty annoying and so after doing some searching I found this:

To remove the prompt, enter this in a cmd shell that has Administrative Privileges (Start menu -> type cmd -> hold ctrl+shift, tap enter).
cd %userprofile%favorites
icacls links /setintegritylevel (CI)low

To restore the prompt:
cd %userprofile%favorites
icacls links /setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)low

Thanks to 'Jimmy Brush' for this. This and other tips on his Vista FAQ.

About johnny

Computers have interested me since I can remember and conveniently I studied computer science. I also enjoy performing in a local amateur theatre group and cycling. This is where I post solutions to problems I've had in the office or any other project, hopefully clearly enough to refer back to in the future.
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2 Responses to Vista/Windows 7 Links toolbar on taskbar - how to remove 'Open file security warning'

  1. Ben says:

    Cheers! Good work.

  2. moke says:

    woow its work . thanks

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