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Posted on 2011-09-20
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Hello experts

the goal is this-
I have a website with a navigation bar. One of the links on the navigation i would like to open up for the viewer the contents on a folder on the server which should reveal other folders of which a user can click into and access pdf documents. I dont know html well enough to get it working right. below is the code i attempted to use to get the effect.

<A HREF="file:///D:/school site/Devel/docs/Policy/" target="_blank">School Policies</a>
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That's not likely to work unless every user's D: drive points to the same server/share.  If the folder is on the web server, use a regular URL:
<A HREF="http://www.school site/Devel/docs/Policy/" target="_blank">School Policies</a>

If the folder is on a share somewhere, you can try
<A HREF="file:///servername/sharename/school site/Devel/docs/Policy/" target="_blank">School Policies</a>
but access will be predicated on the client's ability to see the server hosting the share.
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by:jonnydollar
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ok would read only permission on the share of the folder allow a user to go in see the folders inside the link, open one of them up and open a pdf doc?
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by:Paul MacDonald
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Yes, they would need read/browse permission, but not write/modify.
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by:jonnydollar
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I used IIS virtual directory to get the job done
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