Unblock Downloaded Files On Windows 10. In this article, you will get to know how to unblock websites with Command Prompt, how to unblock Command Prompt, and how to unblock downloaded files on Windows10.

Sometimes, when you download a file from the internet and try to open that file, You find a security prompt opens up on the screen. It generally says that the downloaded files cannot be opened. These files are disabled by private institutions to avoid any privacy and security breach.

How To Unblock Websites With Command Prompt (CMD)?

Some companies or institutions block their computers to access certain websites. If you want to visit a website from that computer, follow the steps below:

1.Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run utility.
2.Type cmd and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open an elevated Command Prompt.
3.Type ping and the website address like www.youtube.com
4.Example: ping www.youtube.com
5.The Command Prompt should return the IP address of the website, like http://65.153.238.
6.Copy the IP address of the website from the Command Prompt.
7.Paste it into any other internet browser.
8.Then, press Enter.
9.The blocked website will now be accessible.

How To Unblock Command Prompt?

Sometimes, along with the websites, the command prompt is also blocked. If the computer does not allow you to open the Command prompt at the administrative level, then you have to log in to the Administrator to access it.

If you are logged in to the administrator, then only you can unblock the Command Prompt. To do so:

1.Open the Run utility again.
2.Type gpedit.msc and press Enter. This will open the Local Policy Editor.
3.Navigate to the following location:
4.User Configuration> Administrative Templates> System
5.Locate the Prevent access to command prompt policy on the right panel.
6.Double click on it.
7.Set the policy to Disabled.
8.Click on Apply and OK to save the changes.
9.Restart your computer.

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How To Unblock Downloaded Files In Windows 10?

There are two ways to unblock downloaded files. You can do this by Windows Explorer or PowerShell.

Unblock Downloaded Files By Internet Explorer:

You can use this method to unblock the files one by one. To unblock files, follow the steps below:

1.Open the Windows File Explorer by pressing the Windows + E keys.
2.Navigate to the blocked downloaded file.
3.Right-click on it.
4.Select the Properties option from the right-click context menu.
5.In the General tab, check the Unblock box.

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Unblock Downloaded Files By PowerShell:

You can use PowerShell, if you want to unblock all the files at one time. First, you will put all the files in one folder, then follow the steps below:

1.Right-click on the start button.
2.elect the Windows PowerShell (Admin) option.
3.Type in the following command and press Enter:
get-childitem “C:\Users\\Downloads” | unblock-file
4.Enter the path of the folder in place of this “C:\Users\\Downloads”
5.When the command will run, all the files present in the folder will be unblocked.

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