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Microsoft Access error - a potential security concern has been identified


If you have create Microsoft Access Database Program or your company have Microsoft Access Database Program and you receive the following warning when you open your Microsoft Access Program.

A potential security concern has been identified.

Warning: It is not a possible to determine that this content came from a trustworthy source. You should leave this content disable unless the content provides critical functionality and you trust its source.

File path C:\My Program Folder\My Access Program.accdb

this file might contain unsafe content that could harm your computer. Do you Want to open file or cancel the operation?


1) Right click on your program icon and click properties

2) Highlight target path and right click and hit copy (write this in paper too if easier to you)

3) Open your Microsoft Access Program

4) you will probably receive the error Message please just hit open

5) Click the office logo or file and then click Access Options

6) Click the Trust Center left tab and look at the right and click Trust Center Settings..

7) Click Trusted Location tab on the right and click button at the bottom “add new location...” on the right

8) Right Click paste the path of your program an hit ok or if you know the exact location of your Microsoft access database program , just browse until you found it and hit ok.

9) Click ok and one more time ok

10) Now test, close you program and open again, this time you will not receive any warning message any more.

Note: remember only do this if the program in Microsoft Access Database is one you trust and you know.

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