Couldn't process file resx due to its being in the Internet or Restricted zone or having the mark of the web on the file

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I am facing an issue while debugging c# API Coding in Visual studio 2017. Debugging not started and showing a error message like

Couldn't process file resx due to its being in the Internet or Restricted zone or having the mark of the web on the file

Any idea about this error message? Please help.

 


If you downloaded the file from the internet, either separately or inside a .zip file or similar, it may have been "locked" because it is flagged as coming from the internet zone. Many programs will use this as a sign that the content should not be trusted.

The simplest solution is to right-click the file in Windows Explorer, select Properties, and along the bottom of this dialog, you should have an "Unblock" option. Remember to click OK to accept the change.

If you got the file from an archive, it is usually better to unblock the archive first, if the file is flagged as coming from the internet zone, and you unzip it, that flag might propagate to many of the files you just unarchived. If you unblock first, the unarchived files should be fine.

There's also a Powershell command for this, Unblock-File:

> Unblock-File * 

Additionally, there are ways to write code that will remove the lock as well.

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