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What do I need to do when Access asks to Enable Content or Macros?

You may encounter the following security warning above the database window with a new computer and Access. Use the following steps below to turn this warning off.

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1. For Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 click File, Options, Trust Center, Trust Center Settings, Trusted Locations, Add new Location. For older versions click the Office Button, Access Options, Trust Center, Trust Center Settings, Trusted Locations, Add new Location.

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2. In the MICROSOFT OFFICE TRUSTED LOCATION dialog box, click Browse.

In the BROWSE dialog box, locate and select the folder that contains Enviro Data (usually C:\Enviro\), check the box for subfolders are trusted, and then click OK.

Enable macros:

For Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 click File, Options, Trust Center, Trust Center Settings, Macro Settings, Enable All Macros.

For older versions of Access, click the Office Button, Access Options, Trust Center, Trust Center Settings, Macro Settings, Enable All Macros.