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Wordpress local install on network - Is it possible to link to local files ? Ie. .doc/.xls/.pdf/.jpg etc

Posted on 2011-10-04
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Is it possible to create link within posts that will open local files on our internal document server ?

I have tried:

\\server name\folder\filename

file://server name/folder/filename.doc

Many thanks for your time.
Question by:rookeydooks

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PragmatiCoder earned 2000 total points
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Assuming your internal document server is different from the server hosting your website, I would say no, it is not possible to do so... If they're on the same server, try :


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The triple "/" was not a mistake

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HI PragmatiCoder,

The files were on a seperate document server.

I have created a folder on C:\ called 'files' on the same server and dropped in a file called test.doc

I have tried linking to it with the follwoing path but no success:


Have i written the correct path ? The path on the system itself is C:\files\test.doc

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