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Configuring Local Flash Content in Windows 7

When running Flash applications from a local drive or device (i.e., DVDs, CDs, etc.), Flash Player security restricts network communication for certain content stored on your local computer. This security measure protects you, unless the user gives permission to override the settings. It is recommended that you only override the settings for specific directories and/or devices that you trust are safe.

In these cases, you will need to alter the settings in the Flash Player Security dialog box. To change the settings for content you know is safe, following these steps in Windows 7:

  1. Open the Control Panel and select the Flash Player icon (Figure 1).

    Flash Security dialog box
    Figure 1. To edit the Flash Security settings in Windows 7, you need to open the Control Panel.


  2. Click the Advanced Tab, scroll down the page, and select the "Trusted Location Settings..." button (Figure 2).

    Global Security Settings Manager dialog box
    Figure 2. The Trusted Locations Settings are available under the Advanced Tab.

  3. In the window that opens, select the "Add..." button. You can then enter the folder (or partition) you want to use as a trusted location. We recommend that you have such a folder on your office's training PC for any local copies of NWS training to ensure that the training functions properly.

    Trust this location dialog box
    Figure 3. The Trusted Location Settings dialog box with an example of some trusted file locations.

    NOTE: The Chrome Browser includes a version of the Flash Player as part of the application (i.e., it's not techinically a plug-in). During our testing, we've noticed that certain features necessary to view the lessons locally do not work in Chrome. As a result, we recommend using Internet Explorer or Firefox as your browser if you are viewing these lessons locally (i.e., not on-line from the WDTD web site or the LMS).


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