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External Links Warning from Word or Excel

A warning message may appear when opening a Word or Excel file which contains Connector links. This message is enabled by Windows security settings in Office and can be disabled by making a minor change in the Windows Registry Editor.

Note: Making changes in the Registry Editor could disable Connector or your computer.

  1. Click Start and select Run.
  2. In the Run dialog box, type REGEDIT.
  3. Click OK. The Registry Editor opens.

  4. In the left pane of the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key:


    If the Security key under Common does not exist it must be created.

  1. Right-click on Common and select New.
  2. Select Key.
  3. Name the key Security.
  4. In the right pane of the Registry Editor, right-click and select New | DWORD Value.
  5. Name the value DisableHyperlinkWarning.
  6. Double-click on DisableHyperlinkWarning. The Edit DWORD Value dialog opens.
  7. In the Value Data box, change the number from 0 to 1.
  8. Click OK and close the Registry Editor.

To test whether the messages have been disabled, close all Microsoft Office products and open the connected document again.