How to enable file links on Confluence Pages in the internet explorer 9?

File links on confluence pages are not working on ie 9 and there is absolutely no action on click of the links.

It is showing the correct links when hover on the links and also if i copy the links location by selecting 'copy link address' or 'copy shortcut' options, when pasted on a new browser, it is found working.

For example i am pasting some code taken from the view source of the page from the browser ::

<a href="file://potsticker/ActiveExchange/Srinivas" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">pmo </a>
<a href="file://///potsticker/ActiveExchange/Srinivas" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">pmo </a>

Though compatibility is mentioned and the Secutrity mode is turned off, it has not found working.

Could any one suggest a workaround for this?



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have you tried this syntax?


There is an article in the documentation adressing local files.

"I found the following worked under IE8 and JIRA 4.4.3


That's <forwardslash><backslash> for each directory level delimiter."

Maybe this helps you. If not, please post any news on this:-)

In IE8 that works but in IE9 it will not work. There is a work around for chrome but i am looking for IE9 only.

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