Two ways to Turn off Excel’s “Protected View” Excel 2010-2013

Two ways to Turn off Excel’s “Protected View” Excel 2010-2013

Way #1 (Easier, but can be overriden by System Admin)

File > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings > Protected View
Uncheck all three Enabled Protected View

Turn off Protect View

Turn off Protect View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Way #2

Try this: go to regedit and add this key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Excel\Security\FileValidation with “EnableOnLoad”=dword:00000000