Linking and accessing Network drives through HREF in html file

Discussion in 'Windows Virtual Machine' started by JDTalbert, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. JDTalbert

    JDTalbert Bit poster

    We have an HTML file created that on a Windows machine, you click on the link and it will open up a drive on the network.

    Clicking on the same think in Windows on a VM. I get the following error message.

    Cannot find 'file://usserver1\Team Schedule\'.
    Make sure the path or internet address is correct.

    This is the HTML code
    <a HREF="file://///usserver1\Team Schedule\">Team Schedule</a>

    Does anyone know how to make links like this work in a Windows VM in Parallels?

  2. JDTalbert

    JDTalbert Bit poster

    I found the solution. What I thought it should be and thought I tried but think I had the path incorrect.

    <a HREF="\\usserver1\Team Schedule\">Team Schedule</a>

    But inline with this question. When using this code

    <a HREF="C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\VPN.lnk">VPN</a>

    When I click on the link, it will not work as the link is putting a %20 to represent a space between start and menu

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