Confluence - Is it possible to create a link into the filesystem?

Hi All,

Is it possible to create a link into the filesystem like: file://m:\

Rumi

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No. Server 'folders/drives' cant be accessed like that. Such urls will always resolve to the client (you) not the server. You could use UNC path identifiers eg \\server\folder which will get you closer.

Hi Andy,

thank you for the suggest.

But I never herad of UNC, what is that?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Path_(computing) See UNC within, its \\server\\path, however, embedding the link gets more complex. See this other question.

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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Aug 23, 2012

Hi Rumi,

we are using such links. There are some limitations to this. Of course, every user must have the same drive letters.

Another limitation is, that these links are only working with Internet Explorer.

Cheers

Thomas

In my mozilla (linux), this URL works just fine file:///etc/passwd

(they should work on all browsers if the users have the same mounts; however that's not very nice IMHO)

Links are resolved by the client, so yes, Andy is right.

Besides UNC you can do if on linux - mount the remote directories under std confluence directory (or link them with ln -s) so you'll be able to acess it via the normal http dir

CONFLUENCE_HOME/confluence/linkeddir_or_mounteddir/file

http://server:port/linkeddir_or_mounteddir/file

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