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Hello, I have run into a very odd problem. I will try to give a detailed breakdown.

I have a Search Server Express 2008 running on a Windows Server 2008 R2. I have crawled the desired network location(File search only). I can now use the Sharepoint search engine web page to find documents. The keyword searching and results work flawless. Now i run into the problem.

When I click on a link  to open a file or try to open in a new Window in ANY BROWSER but IE6. It simply does nothing! It doesnt even give me a error message or anything. I have double checked on multiple computers. However if i use IE6 the link works flawless no problem

If I try to do Save Target-As on the link i finally get a error message "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded". Now when i saw this i thought it to be a IE Properties Zone problem. I went ahead and opened up ALL security in custom mode under zone in IE Properties and other browsers. This does nothing.

At this point I am going mad. I even checked Outlook 2010 to see if somehow the security rights there effect the browser (known to happen in Windows mail). All the required security settings in Sharepoint Application management has been set and is wide open for my domain users. I am using Server name Mapping.

Last thing of Note, if I copy and Paste the link path given to me in the search results for a file into the browser adress field That works! however i cant copy and paste a link for every file i want to view.

anyone got ideas?

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by:GeorgeGergues
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can you add your sharepoint site to your Intranet site zone on IE.

that is the only problem I know off

also please indicate if the problem happen on the server or a client machine

thanks
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by:Ivan Padabed
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is it javascript link or direct link to the doc? could you please post HTML tag here to investigate?
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I was able to find soltuion. It was not a trusted zone problem of any kind.


Problem caused by filename mapping. Can only use UNC path for all browsers to work. Which leads to not having a file name mapping under the Search Service Administration setup.  (note: this is not a document/browser bug, only found one person in google reporting problem)

Second option setup change crawl source to follow format file://thecrawelsource insisted of \\thecrawlsource      
      And then in server name mapping enter \\crawelsource and for show as driveletter:\location
      
      This will work but only for Internet Explorer browser

Basically links presented at file:c:\myfolder\mydoucment.anyformat dont work period.
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Only i found the solution
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