File links are auto changed on display

Anyone any idea why a file link changes when pasted into a comment box so it can be copied and pasted into Explorer.

For example I paste in 

 

1 answer

Hi Neil,

 

Trello isn't able to accept local file links, because your browser isn't able to open them. We have some more information about that here: http://help.trello.com/article/1040-why-cant-i-open-file-links

 

In this case, when you try to paste a string of text that starts with two backslashes, the first one is being removed because Trello is interpreting this as purposeful formatting. You can enter a backslash before a string that Markdown would otherwise auto-format in order to preserve your chosen formatting, and that's what Trello is seeing here: http://help.trello.com/article/821-using-markdown-in-trello

 

One workaround is to paste your local link inside of triple tickmarks to mark it as a code block, like this:

```

\\SERVER\Company\MindMaps\Notes.mmap

```

 

This will stop that first backslash from being removed!

Yes, thanks.

Both explanations make sense.

Thanks.

Neil

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