Set document behavior if file validation fails

This policy key controls the behavior of how Office documents should be handled when they fail File Validation. The options available are,

- Block files completely. This will prevent users from opening files.
- Open files in Protected View and disallow edit. This will prevent users from editing the files.
- Open files in Protected View and allow edit. This will allow users to edit the files.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the default setting will be, "Open files in Protected View and allow edit."

Supported on: At least Windows Vista



  1. Block files
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\14.0\word\security\filevalidation
    Value Nameopeninprotectedview
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Open in Protected View
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\14.0\word\security\filevalidation
    Value Nameopeninprotectedview
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1

Checked: Allow edit. Unchecked: Do not allow edit.
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\14.0\word\security\filevalidation
Value Namedisableeditfrompv
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value1
True Value0
False Value1

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