Why is file:// hyperlink pointing to local network drive not working in SharePoint Online List

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Hi Community,

Please suggest why this file:// hyperlink wouldn't open in Chrome/ IE/ Edge

If i paste the link directly in browser it works but the hyperlink from SP list doesn't do anything

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Kindly suggest!

 

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@Andrew Hodges It didn't work in any browser still!

Somethin is different with SP Online i believe!