Nov 07 2019 03:24 AM
Nov 07 2019 03:24 AM
Whenever someone in our organisation sends a mail with a link to a file on a local server in it, users working in Outlook 2016 can click the link and the document opens. Users who use Outlook online can click the link but unfortunately nothing happens.
Is there a way to make sure that O365 users can click the link and open the file as well?
Thanks in advance!
Nov 08 2019 12:50 AM
Nov 08 2019 02:14 AM - edited Nov 08 2019 02:14 AM
@Ricardo Viana : Thanks!
When installing this extension, it works (opens in the browser, not in the windows explorer. Strange that it only opens in the browser.)
It doesn't work in Edge or internet explorer though. Maybe I need to find an extension for every browser. Or maybe there's a security setting on the file-server that doesn't allow to open links to local files from a web browser?
Nov 08 2019 02:34 AM
Nov 08 2019 02:36 AM
internet browsers like Chrome, Safari, Edge etc. blocks this due to security reasons.
for google chrome there is an extension called open local files which allows these links to work again
check it out
Nov 08 2019 02:46 AM
It works in IE! I changed the security settings and added https://outlook.office365.com to the list of trusted sites. It even opens in windows explorer!
Normally this should work for edge to when changed in ie settings, but that doesn't seem to work.
Do you know if there's a similar setting in Edge too?
Nov 08 2019 03:20 AM
This is also possible yes but I guess not everyone uses IE.
for IE you can also deploy this with a group policy adding the site to the trusted domains.
but I can imagine that in a company everyone uses a different browser which makes the Chrome solution a possible solution for those who use it.
for Edge I myself havent found a solution yet.
Nov 14 2019 07:08 AM
I figured out the following:
In Internet Explorer everything works fine when adding https://outlook.office.com to the trusted sites in internet options. Links to local files all open, even if I don't put the address of the fileserver in the path.
F.E. The following options work:
In Edge the first one opens, the second one doesn't. I imported bookmarks from Internet Explorer first in the settings of Microsoft Edge.
In Chrome I use the link you provided: