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Need android to access Windows share via html links

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We currently have pdfs stored on a Windows share, and an intranet which provide a url to each file.  You can go to the site, search by part number, and get a list of all related files.  Click a link and it opens the pdf.  All desktops are Windows 7 and work fine.

Now I need to get this working on an Android tablet.  Chrome doesn't seem to recognize file:// urls to smb shares.  Nor does it allow the installation of add-ons to provide this functionality.  If I could automount the smb share this could work, but it seems you must root the device to do so.

Everything I've looked into hits a dead end.  Does anyone know of a method to get a browser on android to access pdfs on a windows share?
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