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Explorer Prevents Me From Adding Site To Restricted Zone

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#1 richard1777


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Posted 31 May 2008 - 06:39 PM


I am trying to add a new site to the restricted sites zone in Internet Explorer. (The site I want to add is an ad sender.) But Internet Explorer wonít let me add it. When I try to add it, I get the following message:

"The site you specified already exists in another zone. Please remove the site from that zone before adding it to the current zone."

Terrific. Internet Explorer gives no hint as to where the site might already exist.

Well, Iíve searched those locations that Iíve previously learned might have the site, but I canít find it there. The locations I've checked include:

C:\Documents and Settings\<my name>\Local Settings\Temp & \Temporary Internet Files

and C:\Documents and Settings\<my name>\cookies

I have looked in the Trusted Sites under the Internet Options/Security (I donít have any).

I have looked in my Registry under both:


Iíve read the article, ďMaking Internet Explorer SaferĒ by Bobbi Flekman on the Bleeping Computer site, but it doesnít address the problem of how to find and eliminate the offending existing reference, wherever that might be.

Obviously, it would have been simpler if Microsoft had thought to indicate the location of the offending reference so that the user could deal with it directly. Since Microsoft didnít do that, where else could I look to find and eliminate this existing reference so that I can add the site to the restricted zone?

Thank you. Richard1777

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