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URL link to C: drive not working

pambrose1 asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Very strange and infuriating problem.

I am trying to launch documents stored on a local PC from an intranet application.  When I put in files on my network, i.e. T:\FILE\NAME\NAME.doc  it works just fine.... but ... if I use ... C:\LOCAL\FILE\FILNENAME.doc, nothing happens at all.

Assume this is a security setting that's fooled by the network drive.

Am using IE 6/8

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Maybe you can access to shared folders by using smb... you can access to computer by using the run prompt.. Type \\ipaddress\c$ (you can remplace the ip address with the computer name)... c$ is the default shared folder ...
You may get a more descriptive error if you try simulating your intranet application's behavior from a command-line. Open a command prompt and browse to the folder where your application runs from. Then, try to run your command from there. If it's a document you are trying to launch, try...

Compare this behavior with running a file on your mapped drive, and you might find your problem.


Actually - I've found the answer - it was a new security setting in IE.  Quite sensible but a bit arbitrary which doesn't let you access machines within "My Computer" description.  There is a registry fix that works, but actually, it drives good behaviour!


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