Make Ubuntu open file:/// links

I need a way to make Ubuntu open links that look like this "file:///\\server\sharedfolder\file.pdf"

Reason:
Company has an intranet that has these links hard coded, but only works in windows, but in Linux it fails

Looking for an addon or coding solution to firefox, or chrome, or Ubuntu that will convert these links or recognize the file:/// format

I do NOT have access to edit the intranet
icecom4Asked:
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Firefox and Chrome will not open file:/// from a page that was loaded with http://.  It is considered a security risk.  http://kb.mozillazine.org/Links_to_local_pages_do_not_work
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icecom4Author Commented:
I think perhaps the focus should be on Ubuntu/Linux.  I emulated IE in wine and it still cannot access the links.  Think Linux uses SMB:\\
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
There used to be a way to bypass this restriction in Firefox via about:config and changing the setting of "Security.fileuri.strict_origin_policy" to false ...

Now, naturally I don't recommend this because it's a security risk and besides that, like I mentioned, it might not work anymore.

That being said, the only other option is maybe using some local script or something, but how that might work?

On doing some light research into this I stumbled upon this page which is an interesting discussion, it also leads to this page which might bring you closer to scripting/finding a solution?

If all else fails, you might try to find a programmer who knows the sdk of Firefox and let him create a kind or add-on to handle the file:/// extensions?
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