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how do you get windows to unblock minecraft

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how do you get windows to unblock minecraft
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Bernie replied 3 years ago.
Hi there and welcome to Justanswer.

Click the Windows Start button > Run > Type firewall.cpl and press enter > Press ok > Click the exceptions tab > Add program button >

Select your Minecraft executible the list (you'll need to browse for it since Minecraft isn't installed on the computer, but just has an executible) > Press ok, ok

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
We were able to follow the inatructonns until we got to the exceptions tab. After we hit that we don't understand what steps to take to add mineshaft which has not been downloaded because of the firewall. Thanks for the help.
Expert:  Bernie replied 3 years ago.
Oh I see, it hasn't been downloaded yet, what happens when you click the minecraft.exe link on this page?

http://www.minecraft.net/download.jsp

Does it give you a yellow bar saying the download was blocked?

Try right clicking the minecraft.exe link on that page and select save target/link as, then save it to your desktop.
Expert:  Bernie replied 3 years ago.
Additionally, it may be that the browser is blocking you from downloading minecraft - if you are using IE, please go to www.firefox.com and install the browser there, then use that to download mincraft.

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