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How to link to an external filespace (outside confluence)

Angi B. Aug 08, 2017

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 [Adaptavist] Community Leader Aug 08, 2017

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

Angi B. Aug 08, 2017

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

Nic Brough [Adaptavist] 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://

Angi B. Aug 10, 2017

perfect, file:// works. Thank you!

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Angi B. Aug 08, 2017

@Nic Brough [Adaptavist] 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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