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I want to add a file on my local drive (C:\something.html) to the Trusted Zone in IE8 (my OS is Windows Server 2003). The Add Sites Dialog box, does not seem to take entries for files on the local drive.

I have tried:

file://C:\something.html
file:\\localhost\c$\something.html

I have seen other solutions (on superuser and elsewhere) such Mark of Web, that allow your local file to be treated as if it were part of the internet zone, but I want to add my file to the Trusted Zone.

How can I do this? Thanks.

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I haven’t used IE for a while now, so I don’t know if they changed it, but aren’t all local files (ie My Computer) in the Trusted Zone already? –  Synetech Feb 6 '12 at 4:14
    
In IE9 and IE11, I can see that a local file is considered to be in the Internet security zone. In IE8, it is in Local Computer zone (it's hidden from the security settings dialog). –  ivan_pozdeev Jul 5 at 16:34

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In Internet Explorer, go to Tools → Internet Options → Advanced. Scroll down to the Security section and check the box for "Allow active content to run on files on My Computer".

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Here's an image to guide you: images.devs-on.net/Image/44sLhDQHRtj35Pw6-Region.png –  Brunis Aug 2 at 11:38

Dangerous suggestion :
Install IIS, add C: as a virtual directory, and add localhost to the Trusted Zone.

You can set the permissions to allow IIS access only to some of the directories on C:.

The only other solution I know is Mark of the Web.

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