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

Randy Cieslak Aug 30, 2017

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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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Aug 30, 2017 • edited

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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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Aug 30, 2017

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