Microsoft Access - Potential Security Threat Error

Microsoft Access - Potential Security Threat Error

The security warning error, when opening a database file in Access, is very common. This is to help protect you from dangerous code that can run on your computer such as viruses and malware. However, if the database you are opening is from a trusted source you will need to allow the database and it's macros to run properly. In order to do this follow the steps below.  

1. In Access, on the File tab, click Options.

2. Click Trust Center, and then click Trust Center Settings.

3. Click on Trusted Documents, and then click on the checkmark box "Allow documents on a network to be trusted".

4. Next, click on Macro Settings. You will want to select the option "Enable all macros (not recommended; potentially dangerous code can run)".

5. Click on the OK button at the bottom.

Please note that these options can be changed back at a later time.
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