How To Fix The “Do You Want To Move Or Copy Files From This Zone?” Nag In Windows XP

Ever since installing SP3 on my Windows XP box, I am greeted with the “Do You Want To Move Or Copy Files From This Zone?” nag everytime I try to move a file to a different location on my network. After searching all around, I have finally found a fix.

I will share it here with you all in case you also run into this problem.

Open Control Panel -> Internet Options.
Open Security-tab; mark the zone “Local intranet”, press the “Sites” button,
UN-tick “Automatically detect intranet network”,THEN
tick “Include all local (intranet) sites not listed in other zones” and
tick “Include all network paths (UNCs)”.

That’s it! Problem solved!

2 thoughts on “How To Fix The “Do You Want To Move Or Copy Files From This Zone?” Nag In Windows XP”

  1. Thank you very much for the posting — worked like a charm! Hasn’t MS got better things to do (like creating a decent new O/S after the Vista debacle) then to add useless, annoying ‘features’ to XP?

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