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Postby John Lea » Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:38 am

I am probably missing something but when I try to link to a file on my computer it fails. The link only turns blue for about half of the text and I am told the file can't be found.

When I cut and paste a link from the web it works perfectly even on very long addresses.

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I assume that a link to a file would also get one from the cloud. Is that correct?

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Postby Mark » Mon Feb 21, 2022 8:03 am

Hi John Lea,

Unfortunately, when using file:// you can't have spaces in the path. So, you could use something like:

file://C:\data\document.txt

but not:

file://C:\data\my document.txt

If your cloud drive is mapped to a local drive letter, and you don't have spaces in the path, then yes, you can open a file from the cloud this way.
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Postby John Lea » Mon Feb 21, 2022 12:31 pm

Thanks. I will see if I can do that.
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Postby John Lea » Mon Feb 21, 2022 1:32 pm

I am on the hunt but I can't get the closing bracket to turn blue. What is the trick for that?

I tried a test file in the cloud and one on my laptop with the same results
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Postby Mark » Mon Feb 21, 2022 3:02 pm

Hi John Lea,

You don't put in either of the brackets, that was meant to indicate some variable that you substitute with your path. It should just be something like:

file://C:\Users\ddlea\iCloudDrive\FundManagerFiletest.docx
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Postby John Lea » Mon Feb 21, 2022 3:14 pm

I have been told before I am not very intuitive.

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Postby John Lea » Mon Feb 21, 2022 3:17 pm

Bingo!
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Postby Mark » Mon Mar 07, 2022 12:24 pm

Hi John Lea,

I've since learned that you can have spaces in your links if you enclose the whole URL in angled brackets, like this:

<file://C:\data\my document.txt>
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