Box notes - Hyperlink to files on local network file:///

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Box notes - Hyperlink to files on local network file:///

I occasionally have a need to link back to archives stored on a NAS (network attached storage) system, but it's not worth uploading all of our archives into Box. Also, there is some information that our company may not want to cross the firewall.

I would like to use hyperlinks using the file URI format 

file://host/path/

This way, those who have access to the host will be able to get there quickly by clicking. Right now, whatever you type into the hyperlink box has http:// prepended to it. So the browser tries to point to http://file//host/path, which isn't recognized and returns a 404 error.

 

If this can't be done in Box notes, I'd like to submit it as a suggestion to the development team.

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Re: Box notes - Hyperlink to files on local network file:///

Hi @tbraun84,

 

Thank you for your post, that's a really interesting idea! Yes currently that is not possible with our URL linking in Box Notes, but this is an interesting idea to bring back to the team

The Box Community team shares selected conversations on the community back to other Box teams from time to time, including product feedback. However, if you'd like to provide direct feedback you can always submit a case to Box support.

Thanks for your help and time in the Community!