How to link from Trello to folder on shared network drive

We have a folder on a shared network drive that contains a number of documents. I want to create a link in a Trello card to that folder.

How can I create a link in Trello to that folder?

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Hi Steve,

 

Natively, you're not able to create a link to that file. Currently, Trello does not allow attaching local files without them being uploaded to Trello’s servers. This means that shared drive attachments, attachments stored on an FTP server, and other local file storage options can’t be used with Trello without uploading those files to Trello’s servers. As a result, additional changes made to the file in your local shared drive won’t be reflected in Trello, so not ideal.

 

If you want to keep the file there, as opposed to a cloud storage solution like Google Drive or Dropbox, you can manually paste a link to that file if your computer has assigned a drive letter, like file://F/image.png

 

When that link is clicked on, Trello will prompt you to copy the link and paste it in to your own browser. (For security reasons, Trello is not able to directly open file protocols other than http://, https://, or mailto:.) Your computer will then try to open the file.

Ok, thank you Michael. That answers my question.

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