How Do I Create a Trusted Location For My Datasource Files?

A trusted location is a folder within your hard drive that allows files to open without being checked by the trust center security feature of Microsoft Office. Allena uses Microsoft Office’s Trust Center as part of the software’s security.

Whenever you create a new datasource file, Allena let’s you save it within a folder in your Documents folder but not in the Document folder’s root. This is to avoid potential security problems due to spam emails or other spy ware your computer might be infected with.

When you create a new datasource file Allena will define the trusted location for your folder but in case you would like to create it manually follow these steps;

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click Access Options.
  2. Click Trust Center, click Trust Center Settings, and then click Trusted Locations.
  3. If you want to create a trusted location that is not local to your computer, select the Allow trusted locations on my network (not recommended) check box.
  4. Click Add new location.

Important We recommended that you don’t make your entire Documents or My Documents folder a trusted location. Doing so creates a larger target for a hacker to potentially exploit and increases your security risk. Create a subfolder within Documents or My Documents, and make only that folder a trusted location.

  1. In the Path box, type the name of the folder that you want to use as a trusted location, or click Browse to locate the folder.
  2. If you want to include subfolders as trusted locations, select the Subfolders of this location are also trusted check box.
  3. In the Description box, type what you want to describe the purpose of the trusted location.
  4. Click OK.

These previous steps to follow have been obtained from the manufacturer of Allena’s framework website, Microsoft Corp. For additional details refer to;

Create, remove, or change a trusted location for your files

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