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hello
my question is only for my own use on my local pc & our local intranet.

i want a link on a webpage that when clicked will open a folder (on local pc) with windows explorer.
can i do this?

thanks
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by:Ben Vrijsen
ID: 37756618
You can try to direct the hyperlink to the location on your pc.
For example with a folder D:\SHARE and if your pc is called MYPC, the link should look like this:
\\MYPC\SHARE
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by:dgrafx
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no go guys ...
i actually read the stackoverflow link yesterday with no luck
please post any other ideas with details

thanks
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by:Sjizzel
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This works with me:

<html>
<body>
<a href="file:///C:/Program Files">Open folder</a>
</body>
</html>
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by:dgrafx
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that does not work either ...

i just tried something - are you guys creating an .htm file and then opening it in your browser without going through the webserver (ya know so that the address bar says whereever the file is at like  c:/someplace/mytestfile.htm)?
if thats the case then yes it will work but i need it to work when going through a webserver.
in this case the webserver is apache 2.2
any ideas?
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by:dgrafx
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I accepted this answer because the short answer to my question is that you can no longer do that with modern browsers ...
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