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point to files on a file share

Victor Prasad Dec 03, 2015

Hello,

I would like a local internal install of Confluence to point to a pdf on a network fileshare and open when clicked, not take me to the location.

I am trying to use it in an advanced web link formatted like this:

\\Fileshare\Level1\Level2\Document name with space.pdf

When clicking it after saving - nothing happens.  Hover over it - I see nothing in the browser.

I have tried

file://Fileshare\Level1\Level2\Document name with space.pdf

and

\\Fileshare\Level1\Level2\Document name%20with%20space.pdf

and

file:\\Fileshare\Level1\Level2\Document name%20with%20space.pdf

with no luck.

 

However if I do a file://\\Fileshare\Level1\Level2\ it opens the folder correctly.

 

Help?!

 


Thanks,

 

Mr. V

2 answers

1 vote
Adrian Reid Dec 03, 2015

I think the problem is the browser rather than confluence. Some browsers have security settings that make it difficult to link to local files. The only solution I have found for that problem is to use Chrome with an addon found here.

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/jllpkdkcdjndhggodimiphkghogcpida

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Victor Prasad Dec 04, 2015

Hello Adrian,

Thanks for the help!

I am using IE10....

I will look for some something similar.

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