Creating a link to a shared drive

Henry Canizales
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March 14, 2024

How do I create a link to a shared drive/folder, in Confluence?

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Barbara Szczesniak
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March 15, 2024

@Henry Canizales If your solution does end up being dependent on the browser, I would recommend adding a note of some sort near the link advising readers what browser(s) they need to use (and any other conditions they need to meet) for the link to work.

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March 15, 2024

I'd very strongly recommend not building a browser-dependent solution.  Not only are browsers constantly evolving in ways that might break it, but it's a poor user experience to be told "this only works in a browser you don't want to use".

The web has evolved way past "this site only works in Internet exploder", that stopped a decade ago.  People should be free to use any www standard compliant browser they want.

But if you must, then yes, absolutely tell people that your stuff only works in limited places.

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Nic Brough -Adaptavist-
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March 14, 2024

Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

It depends on how you are sharing the files, and in many cases, the browser in use as well.

When most people say "shared drive / directory", they're referring to a file share that is being done by mounting it into their client machine's file system.  Confluence can not give you links to those types of share, because their location is not absolute (Your Z: drive might be my T: drive)

To answer the question, we need to know what type of file share you are using?  How do you get to it when you open it manually?

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Shawn Doyle - ReleaseTEAM
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March 14, 2024

It's not as straightforward as it should be and we have been wrestling with this for years.

Take a look at this thread, lot of possible solutions that you can try and some may actually work, however, it heavily depends on what browser your end users have.

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Confluence-questions/Confluence-How-to-place-a-link-to-a-file-on-a-server-share-in-a/qaq-p/258790

 

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