TXT document how to add clickable link to a local intranet network directory
Notepadd++7.3.1 long term basic user.
Trying to add a clickable link to a local network location directory.
ie its a normal text document “big.txt” named.
inside there is a url link in text for instance to a network location
ie \server\directory\subdirectory that I want to be able to make a clickable link to then open the location in an exploirer window. I have fried file:///// (yes 5 forward slashes and converted all spaces to %20 and all backslashes to forward slashes but cant get the correct recognition.
Any ideas. thanks.
thanks for that re the file.
I want to open the directory instead of the specific file and tried the same syntax but it doesnt seem to work.
Appears to work on home pc windows 10 64bit just fine but work laptop 32bit windows 7 doesnt.
Will retry and see why a difference.
thanks for good reply Claudia.
works on windows 10. will send file to work and try it there and see if it even attempts to open it.
thanks for the pointers. Nearly there.
if the link looks like this
it works in run/start area ie explorer but in Notepad++ the link k recognition stops at the first space. If I change that space to %20 the link extends across the whole address but then it doesnt open explorer.
Any following ideas?
I think I have it sorted.
Now i am using this which works by using the file:// followed by server IP address followed by folders but any space must be replaced with %20 otherwise Notepad++ doesnt recognise the whole as a link.
that is url standard encoding. Spaces needs to be percent escaped.
See https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986#page-12 for more information.