Edge Chromium handling of FILE: link

Copper Contributor

We have an internal website with links similar to



<a href="file:D:/FolderPath/JOB_FOLDER_XXX">Link Text</a



When the user clicks on this link in IE11, the corresponding FOLDER




is opened in a new File Explorer window


I installed the Chrome "Enable local file links" extension in Edge hoping it would accomplish the same thing, but it just opens a new tab in Edge representing the folder.

This is not acceptable, since none of the default file type associations work

1 Reply
This is by design in all Chromium-based browsers for security reasons: https://textslashplain.com/2019/10/09/navigating-to-file-urls/. That link has some workarounds you can try.