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Custom ( Web ) link to local network drive does not work with FireFox

Experts:

 

Does anyone know how to make custom link referring to local network drive work with Firefox? I played around for a bit but could not figure it out.

 

The link works fine with IE, but with Firefox its trying to open the link as web address. I tried to open it as plain URL as well as JavaScript with no success.

 

The local network drive looks something like below,

 

URL 

"\\lvlhome\\common\\DeltaMetrics"

 

 

In JavaSript

{!REQUIRESCRIPT("/soap/ajax/16.0/connection.js")}

window.location.pathname="file:\\\\\lvlhome\\common\\DeltaMetrics";

 

 

Let me know if there is a way to make this work in FireFox.

 

Thanks!

Pr@sh...

 

 

Lisa SevLisa Sev

Hi,

 

I have read the replies related to creating a custom link to use to take the user to a network folder, but I have tried the suggestions but my link gives me an error.  Could you take a look and see what I am missing?  I am using IE.

 

My test is to just have the link take me to a folder on my local drive.

 

I create a custom field to hold the location or path to the folder.  I am not accessing a specific file in this folder, I just want to direct the user to the folder, and the thought was to have the user then select a specific file from those listed in the folder.

 

Custom field is a text field with this default value

C/Admin

 

My formula field is coded as

HYPERLINK("file:////" & Review_Location__c, "Board Review Notes")

 

Upon clicking on the Board Review Notes link I get a Windows Explorer error

Cannot find file 'file://c/Admin'.  Make sure the path or Internet address is correct.

 

 

Thank you for any help.

prabhutumprabhutum
Try backslash ("\") instead of forward ("/") slash.
SFmaverickSFmaverick

You need a : after the c. There's always a colon following a drive letter.