Web site link to internal network folder stopped working

Hi, for a while now I've had webpage that I use so all my domain computers get it when they open IE, on this webpage I. Have a link for owa and other useful resources for my staff. Some of them were links they can click and it would open the network folder with the related files inside.

This no longer works for whatever reason.. And I can't figure out what would caused it to break. Network path hasn't changed.

Only works on one computer on the entire domain, the one that's hosting the website.

Tried Using the following codes:

<li><a href="\\davis\ECW-Webinars">ECW Training Videos</a></li>

<a target="_blank" href="file:\\davis\ECW-Webinars/">Open ECW-Webinars</a>

Both of the above paths work when manually typing it.
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that's related to Internet Explorer / Firefox / Other Browser's Security settings, might have been caused by an automatic update or a change in security settings.

It's possible this can be resolved by adding the site to trusted sites ->  Internet Options-> Security and click on trusted sites and add it.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
If you include that as a virtual directory under the web site, then you can create regular links to it and have it work.  You may have to add IUSR and Everyone permissions to the files.
ComptxAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the replies, but managed to fix it changing the from \\server\share to file://///server/share

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ComptxAuthor Commented:
managed to fix it changing the from \\server\share to file://///server/share
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