How to Disable Protected View in Microsoft Word
Disable Protected View in Microsoft Word

Learn how to Disable Protected View in Microsoft Word that always irritates users while editing files and to disable this you just need to try one simple trick, So have a look on complete guide discussed below to proceed.

Microsoft have implemented one really nice security feature inside the Word. This is the Protected View feature which is like a security container that prevents from any virus, malware etc that the downloaded documents may retain. This feature is meant especially for the safety of the user device from malware and virus, focusing the downloaded documents as their source. Every time when the user downloads and opens the document file in Word, the Protected View becomes active. The users normally don’t have to do anything to enable this feature, and they also won’t require working with disabled Word functions. Everything just works alike, only the users get alarmed about the protected view and when they wish to turn to the edit mode only a few clicks are required. For those users who are not bothered to shift onto edit mode for the downloaded documents doing those few clicks, and they wish to maintain the security first, the Protected Feature will do that all. But certainly, for the users that wish to slip that shifting to edit mode whenever they download and open the Word documents, they can also disable the Protected View. Here on this article, we have written about the simple method of disabling the Protected View for the Microsoft Word. Those users who wish to turn this security feature off for the smooth flow between switching documents to edit mode, they just read the method written in this article!

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How to Disable Protected View in Microsoft Word

The method is quite simple and easy and you just need to follow the simple step by step guide that will help you to disable this protection and you can easily file. So follow up the below steps to proceed.

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#1 The first step to this method of Disabling protected view in the Word is undoubted to open the Microsoft Word. Note that we are going to describe this method which is all according to the latest Word software. As the whole view and the options are altered in the previous app versions so it could be difficult to follow this method. Try to update the Word to its latest version instead.

Disable Protected View in Microsoft Word
Disable Protected View in Microsoft Word

#2 Choose the blank page to create a new document and thereafter click on the File menu. Inside the file menu, op proves that will appear as the left bar slide, click the Options that are listed at the bottom.

Disable Protected View in Microsoft Word
Disable Protected View in Microsoft Word

#3 In the options panel that appears, you will have to go to the Trust Center window. It can be simply accessed through the option Trust Center again placed at the bottom of the left sidebar.

Disable Protected View in Microsoft Word
Disable Protected View in Microsoft Word

#4 Look for the Trust Center Settings button on the screen that appears and clicks on it. You will be taken to the next window. On the next window, you could find the Protected View option which is all related to the Protected view mode of Word. Just click on it!

Disable Protected View in Microsoft Word
Disable Protected View in Microsoft Word

#5 Deselect every check box on the screen that you reached after the above step. This will fully disable the Protected View feature in the Microsoft Word. In case if you ever wish to enable this feature again then select all the three check boxes on the same screen!

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Those people who were unknown of the method to disable the Protected View in Microsoft Word, they possibly have got about the whole through the above article. As from the article, everyone could easily judge about how easy it is to disable the Protected View in Microsoft Word. We hope that you will not get any issues while applying this method, but still, if you encounter any issues then please tell about your issues through the comments section below!

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Karanpreet Singh is the Co-Founder of Techviral. He writes about how to, tutorials especially on Android, iPhone, Computer, Internet, Social Networks, etc. Apart from this, he is an Ec-Council CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and a Digital Marketing Expert. He loves to share his knowledge with others through blogging.