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11 Mai 2020 14:55 #1 by AnthonyBarker
We have a network share where we keep all of our project files, most files are specific to the project but some files are common to multiple projects (such as financial information).

I have tried to create links to these files from with in Projects, the file links either don't work or want to attach the file. I don't want the file attached to the project as these need to be edited and saved to the same file location and name. I just want to create links to the files. Is this possible?

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11 Mai 2020 16:29 #2 by babynus
Yes, it is possible.
In attachment section, use the "link" button, not the "file" button

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11 Mai 2020 17:05 #3 by AnthonyBarker
Thank you for the quick response but I'm not getting it to work.

I click on the "Add hyperlink to file or webpage", enter the full file path name and file name and add a description, this adds an entry.

On the entry if I go along the entry options (left to right);

Hyperlink icon shows correct path and filename but if I click on it it does nothing.
The cross will delete the entry.
ID number
Wepage icon shows the correct path and filename but when I click on it I get 'preparing preview' and nothing happens.
Yellow icon with blue arrow shows the incorrect filename with missing characters, clicking on this does nothing.

Am I correct in thinking that clicking on the hyperlink icon should open the file in associated application?

I have tried this in both Edge and Chrome.

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11 Mai 2020 17:27 #4 by AnthonyBarker
A bit further information which may help

The file location is recorded as file:///c:/users/anthony/desktop/temp.xlsx.
If I type is into the address bar in edge or chrome is does nothing, if I do the same with Firefox then it works as I would like (opens the file and I can edit it, save it and reuse the same link to open the updated file). However if I run Projeqtor in Firefox the hyper link button still doesn't work?

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11 Mai 2020 17:31 #5 by babynus
file:///c:/users/anthony/desktop/temp.xlsx is not an hyperlink it is location of a file.
You must use an url (starting with http or https)

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12 Mai 2020 09:30 #6 by AnthonyBarker
Thanks for the reply but http and https are for web pages. I need to link to files on a network. These files are word and excel files. Is this possible ?

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