Excel won't allow trusted location.


  • I want to make a shared drive on my home network a trusted location.  Or, I'm willing to make specific folders on that drive into trusted locations.  I do NOT want to know why someone else doesn't want me to.

    Please tell me how to enable that, in plain English.  I have admin rights on my computer, but I am not an IT specialist.  When Excel gives me a message about "security reasons" I would like an option to know what those reasons are, and decide for myself.

    I installed Office 2010 so it would be "functional" on my Vista 64 bit OS.

    Please understand that I signed up for a Microsoft account only for this, I am incredibly annoyed that I have anonymous programmers taking away my control over my computer.

    I have no idea why this is bringing up SharePoint topics; it's an Excel question.  And I have no idea to know if anyone has responded to this post, or what the response is.  If you [responder] knows that I won't be automatically notified, please send me an email at

    Sunday, January 26, 2014 11:16 PM


  • I would love to help but I need a little more detail, like what are you trying to do that you need a trusted location on your computer for SharePoint? You could always make your SharePoint site a trusted site in Internet Explorer so Windows does not mark files downloaded from your SharePoint site as blocked because they came from an internet domain.

    In Internet Explorer click Internet Options | Security | Trusted Sites

    Then add the URL to your SharePoint site to the list

    What is the actual error message Excel is throwing? Also can you let us know what version Excel you are running and what version of Windows?

    Hope this helps!



    Sunday, January 26, 2014 11:49 PM