Linking to a local file

Is there a way to link to a local file?

I've tried adding a web link to:

file://server/library/testFile.mov

But it doesn't work. Putting that link directly into the browser however works fine.

We have a lot of large quicktimes and other files on our local file servers that we would like our users to be able to open from the page links.

Thanks

-andrew

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Hey Andrew, this is explained here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFKB/Can%27t+Link+to+Local+Files+from+within+Confluence

A number of resolution in there depending on your browser, as this seems to be a browser restriction (even if you put the link via the HTML macro with the following, it will still not work):

<a href = "file://path/to/file">test</a>

Foogie

Regarding Firefox, please note the documentation page still mentions LocalLink while there is a much more efficient solution available : Local Filesystem Links by austrALIENsun

This plug-in allows Firefox users to open the links directly within the OS explorer. I'd like to find the same for Chrome (which unfortunately is the main browser used by my teams)!

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