Confluence - Creating a link to a folder (not file) on the server

We want to be able to just open up the a folder from our Server in Explorer, NOT IE if possible. We are using IE8 at present and Confluence 4.3.2

We have tried multiple ways to connect to a folder on the shared server including link file://///server/folder but Confluence keeps putting http: in front of it. Any suggestions? Please keep answers simple.

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Depends on what exactly you are doing. if you can guarantee that 100% of users are on Windows and IE, then you can create the link like this:

<a href="\\server\folder">Network Share</a>

and it will open in explorer, at least it does for me (Win7) but it won't work at all for Firefox. I havent tested anything else, so tyou would need to check Chrome, Safari and any other. The syntax you were using only works if it's a local file with a network drive letter assigned.

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It's not confluence, its the browser. You need to change the browser to open file: links in explorer instead of as a http link.

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