Sharepoint - create link to file

Posted on 2009-12-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I am not familiar with Sharepoint services in SBS 2003 and could use some help.
I have an application on the local network that generates nightly web activity reports in html format.  I would like to create a link on Sharepoint to the "index.htm" file generated by this application.  I don't want to upload the document to the sharepoint server because this file is updated nightly.
Also, because this is the "index" (root) file of other generated html files, I understand this may not be possible as the index file may not see the other gererated html files in it's folder.
Question by:wwITman
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    Expert Comment

    Login as the admin...     goto site actions ->site settings -> Quick links -> new link and fill out the info on that page (give it a name, and put in the link to the html page)

    When the users click on the link the webpage will open up, but it won't show what the source of the link is..  

    Author Comment

    What version of Sharepoint are you instructions from?

    Sharepoint site:  http://companyweb/default.aspx
    I do not see "Site actions" but there is a "Site Settings" from the default page.  But there isn't a "Quick Links" on "Site Settings".  On the "Document and List" page there is a "Links" link and I can create a "New Item" here but cannot define a working URL - the OS path to the file is below.


    Author Comment

    No Sharepoint experts?   It may be just a URL format issue...

    Need to create a URL to the file below:


    Note: This path and file is on the Sharepoint server.
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    Expert Comment

    I am referring to Sharepoint services 3.0...   You must be on the default 2.0 version.  Either version will run on the 2003 sbs platform.  Your companyweb site is usally installed by default on server installation.  Some admins have upgraded the site to 3.0...   Anyways... it has been a while for me with the 2.0  but here is a link for adding a link to the 2.0 version:

    Now what you may want to do is bring the website stats page up in IIS as webpage, and then put the link to that page into the sharepoint as a link.  

    Accepted Solution

    Through experimentation, I have finally been able to load my html file with the following Sharepoint link:


    Creating the link was easy once I knew where to look in Sharepoint, but an example of the URL format was what I needed to get it to work.

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