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How to get Firefox to open file:// links

Posted on 2009-04-02
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Hi,
  Is there any way to get Firefox to open up a URL like this:
file://work/conferences/2009listing.doc
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This article is older, so I'm not sure how relevant it currently is, but it has some suggestions:
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Links_to_local_pages_don%27t_work
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Thanks Morcalavin.  This explanation gives me all the info I needed.  Even answered additional questions I was about to ask. :)
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by:avdej
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Basically an address for opening a local file should look like this:
file:///C:/Temp/Docs/file.html

i.e it consists of a protocol entry: file:///
following by your local file path (with normal slashes instead of back slashes): C:/Temp/Docs/file.html

But if you want to open especially a *.doc file (i.e. MS Word) which can not be opened by Firefox directly then you will get a trivial choice dialog: "Open with MS Word" or "Save"


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