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SID-01142: Opening network or local file locations in Chrome

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My company uses TWiki internally and Iíve found that it is only in the IE browser that we can provide links to a network location and have those location open. In Firefox we figured out a way to make it work (info below) but I am now using Chrome and am wondering if there is a way you know of to make wiki links to network folder locations open those locations in Chrome?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

How to make this work in Firefox (if you have alternative information on how to make this work please do let me know): First, you'll need to quit Firefox, because the prefs.js file is overwritten when the browser closes. You'll probably want to open these instructions in IE, or copy them to a text file, before proceeding. From the Start menu, go to Run. Type: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ <!Enter> Open your Firefox user profile folder, probably *.default Open prefs.js in a text editor. (Thanks to Joe Greenwood for pointing out the change in preference files, for Firefox 2.0 and above) Add these lines to prefs.js, and save: user_pref("capability.policy.policynames", "localfilelinks"); user_pref("capability.policy.localfilelinks.sites", "http://wiki.fry.com"); user_pref("capability.policy.localfilelinks.checkloaduri.enabled", "allAccess"); This fix will work for other sites, as well. Just add the appropriate site-policy-related lines to user.js.

-- MonicaSchrager - 2011-04-01

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-- PeterThoeny - 2011-06-16

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