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How to link to an external filespace (outside confluence)

I 'd like to link a text to a document at computers filespace, not to an uploaded document within confluence cloud. Is it possible and how?

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Nic Brough Community Leader Aug 08, 2017

How is the link exposed to the network or internet?  What is the url of the "computer's filespace"?

to the network - e.g. U:\IA_Center\9. Templates

Nic Brough Community Leader Aug 08, 2017

U:\ is a relative thing on individual clients, it may not be the same everywhere.  It's also not a url, so you can't use it as a link, unless your browsers support the format file://U:\path

You can however have a look at the actual mapping - it should also be exposed as a file resource, so \\server\path\file - that gets around the U:\ mapping problem, but you'll still need to be using a browser that knows file://

perfect, file:// works. Thank you!

@Nic Brough to the network - e.g. U:\Groupcenter\9. Templates

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Aug 08, 2017

For more details about file:// support in modern browsers, as well as suggested workarounds, please see Cannot link to local files from within Confluence.

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