Linking to folders/files on our shared drives from Confluence in Windows and Ubuntu Linux


We are trying to access our shared drive folders/files from Confluence in Windows and Ubuntu Linux. This is what we have found so far:

Ubuntu will open the local file link: file:///server/folderName when we mount a shared drive to the path"/server/folderName/"

and windows will work with the file link: file://server/folderName/ (as mentioned on your documentation) for a shared drive at "\\server\folderName"

We have the Wiki package MoinMoin up and running and have found that the following works with opening folders from both Windows and Ubuntu: file:///\\server\folderName

The problem is Confluence tries to be to smart and this link (file:///\\server\folderName) does not work. It does not allow you to set it this way. We also tried to use the various Confluence wiki-markup text with no luck:

Is there a work around for this?

Is there a way to make an exception for the links in Confluence, so that it will allow the link file:///\\server\folderName?

Thank you,

We are trying to use Firefox and/or Chrome to get this working and use the LocalLinks extension to enable the browsers to follow the file:// links.

P.S. I also understand the browser problems found here:

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It might not be able to put the link to file server with "\" character due to these:

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