Disable Protected View
It’s an absolutely grotesque and useless thing called “Protected View”. And until today, nobody knows why Microsoft has introduced this nonsense.

Basically, when you open documents, an ugly yellow dialog box pops up on the top of your Excel or Word document telling you to “Enable Editing” of your document, if you want to be able to edit it. Of course it makes absolutely no sense to ask such a question. Of course I want to edit it you fu^%ing moron, stupid ass-su##ing idiot!

Anyways, now that is out of the way, let’s see how we can disable this crap.

Microsoft doesn’t make it easy to find it, so you have to go through a couple of steps:

How to disable protected view

  1. Go to your menu “File”
  2. Click “Options”
  3. Click “Trust Center”
  4. Click “Trust Center Settings…”
  5. Click “Protected View”
  6. Disable all check boxes

If you hate Microsoft as much as I do, please leave your insults below in the comment section.

Thank you.


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3 comments for “How to remove/disable Protected View / Enable Editing (Microsoft Office)

  1. JN,
    January 25, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    I didn’t think anyone could hate Microsoft as much as I do. So refreshing to read that someone else does!!! Thank you for all your help with their pathetic new barely operating system Windoze 10.

  2. TP,
    June 12, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    I had the exact same reaction you had. This is an answer to a problem NOBODY had.

    Typical Microsoft idiotic, incompetent thinking. I am a power Excel user and NEVER EVER had the need to open a spread in protected view and I ALWAYS wanted to edit anything I opened…dah!

    Absolutely mind-numbingly stupid feature that all it does is contribute to code bloat in Microsoftt’s office suite. I can think of other useful things that Excel could do….

  3. vb,
    August 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    I want and need “Protected View” for files that I download from the Internet. What Microsoft needs is not “Enable Editing”, but “Remove all Macros”.

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