How can I put a link on a Confluence page that points to an HTML page on the file server?

We have Confluence 6.06 installed locally on Windows.  We use Chrome 59.0.3071.115 and IE11 on Windows 7 desktops.

I would like to put a link on a Confluence page that points to an HTML file on our file server.

I notice that there is a similar question in the Confluence help, but it did not work for me.  Here is that link:

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

That page suggests having a link that looks like this:  file:///server/share/etc, with three slashes after "file:".  If I use two slashes instead of three, that URL will bring up the file in my browser.  However, if I put that URL in a link on a Confluence page, the page doesn't come up with I click on the link.  If I right click and choose to open the page in another tab, the page that comes up is an "about:" page that is blank.

Please help.

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Try using file://///unc/path/to/folder/file as the link. If you are using IE11 it will open up the file automagically. For Chrome you need a plugin for it to work, some of my users downloaded this one,   https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/locallinks/jllpkdkcdjndhggodimiphkghogcpida. Note that this plugin does not work in incognito mode.

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