How can I disable “Unable to open https// …PATH… Cannot download the information you requested” messages? I am getting this when I open some files. It’s really annoying.
I edit my message with the following link where you will find the solution:
It is related to webqueries though.
This is a known issue, here are the steps to resolve it.
You need to edit the registry and add a key
Click on Start –> Run, type
regedit then press enter.
Locate the registry key below, it could be any of these depending on the OS and Office version
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office.0\Common\Internet\ OR HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office.0\Common\Internet\ OR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office.0\Common\Internet\ OR HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office.0\Common\Internet
The version number could be 9.0, 15.0, 12.0 etc. but always use the one which already has the common\internet subkeys
After you have located it, do the following
- Make sure the Internet subkey is selected. On the Edit menu,
point to New, and then click DWORD Value. Add the following
Value Name: ForceShellExecute
- Double-click ForceShellExecute, and then set the Value data to 1. Click OK.
- On the Registry menu, click Exit.
The solution is taken and modified from MS kb218153
PS: The original support kb article is incomplete, since it mentions only 9.0, I solved this on a Windows 7 64 Bit and Office 2013 Pro and the registry key I added was in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Internet