Blocked Makros in embedded Excel Document

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Hi Community,


I found a few threads regarding this Topic, but couldn´t find a satisfying solution for this.


The Problem:

So in our Company we publish official Power Point documents through our Intranet ( which is marked as a trusted Location via GPO ) and some of these PP-documents have embedded Excel Documents with macros in it. And those macros are getting blocked even when moving the Powerpoint to the user share which is too marked as a Trusted Location.


So my question is, where does Office / Powerpoint temporarily store the embedded Excel document so I can mark that Location as trusted? I tried adding "%Userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft", but that too wasn`t working.


Thank you in advance.


Kind Regards,


1 Reply

Hi @Maori999,

You can try to use %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.MSO\ as a path, it contains temporary files stored by MSO applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. 

How you can add the Temporary Folder Location:

  • In the Trust Center window, select "Trusted Locations" on the left.
  • Click on "Add new location..."
  • In the "Path" field, enter the following temporary folder location:

  • Give this trusted location a name, such as "Temporary Office Embedded Content," just for the reference.
  • Save (apply) changes and close the Trust Center settings.
  • Close and reopen the PowerPoint or Excel document containing the embedded Excel file with macros.

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