Just a basic html link question.
I have an intranet setup, and I need to link to some network drives. They are located on drives such as \server_drive\blahblah\doc.docx
Using file:// does not work on either IE8 or Firefox. How can I link to these files?
To link to a UNC path from an HTML document, use file:///// (yes, that's five slashes).
Note that this is most useful in IE and Outlook/Word. It won't work in Chrome or Firefox, intentionally - the link will fail silently. Some words from the Mozilla team:
For security purposes, Mozilla applications block links to local files (and directories) from remote files.
And less directly, from Google:
Firefox and Chrome doesn't open "file://" links from pages that originated from outside the local machine. This is a design decision made by those browsers to improve security.