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Intranet page with links to folder in the file system

I have a Intranet page with links to folder in the file system, see code below, it works good on my ie8 computer but ie 9 and firefox it doesn't work any longer, any sugestions?
<a href="file:///z:/Docs" target='_blank'>Docs</a>

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Hocke_sweden
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Find another method.  Firefox will not follow local file links on a web page.  You will also find that the web servers don't really want to do that either.  The preferred method is to put files you want to share in a directory under the web root so you can make normal 'URL's for them and set up normal permissions for them also.
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SteveIT ManagerCommented:
Have you considered using Sharepoint Foundation, its free and will let you do what you are looking to do
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Hocke_swedenAuthor Commented:
I can't use Sharepoint Foundation, beacause it doesn't work with windows 2000 server :(


Its ok if its only work with ie, can't I change in IE settings so it works? I mean it works in ie8


Or maybe I can look one this...
The preferred method is to put files you want to share in a directory under the web root so you can make normal 'URL's for them and set up normal permissions for them also.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Try putting them in the web server.  It's considered a security problem to allow access to files outside the web root.
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Hocke_swedenAuthor Commented:
I did it now

http://server/docs/

But when I click on the file I can choose open or save, if a choose open it gets write protected, Can i change that?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
No, because you're not running a 'file share' but a web page.  Even if it wasn't opened in 'read-only', you can't save it back there because you don't have 'write' permissions.
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Hocke_swedenAuthor Commented:
Then is no meaning with have links like that, beacause we need to edit the documents!
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Web servers and web pages are not meant to be used as file shares for editing documents.  They are meant for anonymous access which is read-only.  To share and edit documents, you need to put them in directories that are shared, maybe as mapped drives in Windows Explorer, and set permissions that allow that.
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Hocke_swedenAuthor Commented:
I know, i will try to do it another way
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