Network File Server link does not work - Sharepoint 2010


I have a file which is on the network place  and would to access to the file.

I added a link :\\\foldername\

but this link does not work at my end. Any link with http:// works but network file server does not work.

I just got one link to have solution but at one point i did not find step 6 : Select "Link to a Document", click Add and then Click OK(I find different items to add but missing 'Link to a Document' at my end).  I am using Sharepoint 2010.

Please advice.




November 25th, 2012 10:10am


Reason of not having content types in the list:

1. The Link to Document content types has been added
2. Feature related to the content types has not been activated

Since Link to Document is default content type, then reason #1 is probably the most reasonable. You may also select incorrect content types groups, so in that case try to select all content types.

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November 26th, 2012 3:40am

I am also facing similar issue. My requirement is to add a external excel sheet link within the content editor web part in SharePoint 2010. I could find it working in test environment and showing pop up for save / open dialog. But in production server / url there is no response after clicking the link.

I have tried with ( File://\\ServerName\Folder , File:///,  \\ServerName\Folder), but no success for production url.

Is there any option needs to be taken care of like trusted location or something else. I am asking because same thing is working in test but not in production.

October 27th, 2014 5:58am

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