How to Disable the Warning When Clicking Outlook Shortcuts

You can create a variety of custom hyperlinks to files on your computer in Outlook shortcuts navigation pane. But when you click on the shortcuts, you will receive a hyperlink warning. This article will introduce a method to disable it.

In reality, not only in Outlook but also in other Office programs, this warning can pop up when you execute custom hyperlinks which are unknown to Office. Office 2007 and 2010 come endowed with the general security feature. The warning usually looks like the following screenshot:Warning When Clicking Outlook Shortcuts

If you feel that the warnings alike indeed disturb your common operations, you can follow the steps below to turn off the feature with ease.

Disable the Warning When Clicking Outlook Shortcuts

  1. For a start, go to “Start Menu” and then search “regedit”.Search “regedit” in "Start Menu"
  2. After seeing the corresponding program turns up, you should press “Enter” key button.
  3. A new dialog box of “User Account Control” will pop up. It aims to confirm whether allow the Registry Editor to make changes to your computer. Just hit “Yes” button.
  4. Then you will enter “Registry Editor” window successfully. Now you should proceed to find the registry keys in sequence: “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” > “Software” > “Microsoft” > “Office” > “14.0” > “Common”.

Note: “14.0” here corresponds to Outlook 2010 version. If you are using Outlook 2007, you need to find “12.0” accordingly.

  1. After locating “Common” key, you need to verify whether there is a “Security” key under “Common”.
  • If exits already, you ought to pitch on it.
  • Or if not, you should create it. Right click on “Common”, and select “New” > “Key” from the context menu. And designate it as “Security”.Create Security Key under Common
  1. Next right click on the newly created “Security” key and choose “New” > “DWORD Value”.Create a New DWORD Value under Security
  2. Later turn to the right pane of the Registry Editor and name the value as “DisableHyperlinkWarning”.
  3. After that, double click on the new DWORD value. In the subsequently arisen dialog box, change the “Value Data” from the default “0” to “1”.Disable Hyperlink Warning
  4. Finally click “OK” to save the changes and exit the Registry Editor.

After completing all the above steps, you would be required to reboot computer to activate the changes. Start Outlook to have a try. The hyperlink warning when clicking Outlook Shortcuts won’t show up any more definitely.

Secure Your Outlook Data Effectively

Nowadays, malicious email has been a popular security threat online. Hackers and cyber thieves prefer to embed some innocuous things in the email, including links and attachments, etc. Therefore, in order to safeguard your Outlook data, you should keep tabs on email borne viruses. In addition, keeping a professional Outlook recovery tool, like DataNumen Outlook Repair, in vicinity is a matter of necessity.

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