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Opening file from UNC path from browser

Posted on 2014-11-07
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Hi there

How can I put together a solution whereby I am able to trigger a 'shell execute' of a file on a network share/UNC path/local location from inside a browser via Javascript?

I just want to open the file with the local native associated application, in this case a word .doc / .docx.

I have a dashboard where I need to open up a file to check from it's location, then save it in the same location.

I have the full path available as a variable, and am familar wih PHP, Javascript etc.

Thanks in advance!
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Question by:butterhook
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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the browser will stop you with an open/save dialog blame malware for this security feature
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Thanks David - sad but true isn't it!
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