Office Software Thread, links in emails not working in Technical; Has anyone a solution to this problem please?
Our Data manager sends out emails with hyperlinks to files (usually spreadsheets) ...
25th March 2013, 09:26 AM #1
links in emails not working
Has anyone a solution to this problem please?
Our Data manager sends out emails with hyperlinks to files (usually spreadsheets) on a network drive (say the R drive)
Here is an example link:
R:\Data\2012-13 Analysis\Spring 1\Yrxx Spring 1 Pivot.xls
Obviously it does not work from here!
But we are hitting the problem of when staff click on it, IE opens then shows a blank page.
Reading up on it, this seems to be classed as a security issue and so has been blocked (FF and Chrome do not allow it).
So I need to provide an alternative. Any ideas?
We have a similar problem with coverlists on the intranet and for now we manually copy them to the LAMP server.
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25th March 2013, 09:39 AM #2
Maybe set your servers as a intranet Zone? Although not the same we had something that sounds similar when we put in place DFS - Files in DFS FQDN paths open with security warning | my world of IT
25th March 2013, 10:02 AM #3
That was the first thing I did lol, and no joy.
25th March 2013, 10:14 AM #4
The crazy thing is that the people still on XP with IE8 have no trouble, but the same person on Windows 7 IE9 has problems.
25th March 2013, 10:18 AM #5
Just out of intrest what if you use a UNC path instead of a network drive path?
25th March 2013, 10:33 AM #6
25th March 2013, 11:24 PM #7
- Rep Power
Have the machines this is happening on EVER had chrome installed?
25th March 2013, 11:28 PM #8
Jamesfed's solution is spot on and should resolve the issue. It's the default behaviour for IE8, IE9 and IE10 on Win 7.
11th April 2013, 08:41 AM #9
- Rep Power
chrome is not working now a days can we use another browsers
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