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When trying to extract my paint.net file on my new laptop, I get the following error message

"Windows found that this file is potentially harmful.  To help protect your computer, Windows has blocked access to this file."


Can anyone give me a suggestion on how to fix this?  I really enjoy working with paint.net, and would hate to not be able to use it.


Thank you!

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Hey @brendazim - welcome to the forum 🙂


Here's what you need to do....


Right click on the file > Properties.

In the dialog that opens, click the General tab.

At the bottom of the dialog is a Security statement. To the right of that is a checkbox with the label Unblock. Tick that checkbox and click OK.


Then try installing again. Good luck!


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