Opening a windows folder via corporate intranet web page
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: michael2-ga
List Price: $30.00
01 Feb 2003 01:06 PST
Expires: 03 Mar 2003 01:06 PST
Question ID: 155988
We are creating a new corporate intranet. We want to be able to click a link on one of the web pages, and have Windows Explorer open up to show a specific windows folder on the intranet server. How can we do that? All the users will access the intranet using IE. The desktops are running Windows 2000. Please note that we don't want just to view the folder in a new IE web page: we can do that. We want a new window to open up in Windows Explorer to allow users not only to view files in the folder but also to use drag and drop to add new ones. If possible, please provide some working code that we can add to our web pages to do this.
Re: Opening a windows folder via corporate intranet web page
Answered By: j_philipp-ga on 04 Feb 2003 23:58 PST
Hello Michael2, Thank you for giving me the chance to repost this in the official answer spot! ---- The following HTML (document-type "transitional") works: <a target="_blank" href="file://pc6/pic/">Open pic</a> Explanation: "pc6" is the name of the computer in the network, and "pic" is the name of the shared folder on it. You say you don't want to open a new Internet Explorer web page. But actually, using above line, Windows 2000 will automatically switch from Internet Explorer to Windows Explorer. This means intranet users can now drag & drop files (provided they have write-access -- if not, it would be outside of the scope of any program on the client computer to change this). The transition between Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer appears seamless though, so you might want to explain to the intranet users (like on the page linking to the folder) that it will open in Windows Explorer -- and that they can turn on the "Folder"-toolbar on the left using the "View"-menu. ---- Thanks again, and good luck creating your corporate intranet! Search strategy: (None) Additional references: W3C - Links in HTML Documents http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/links.html
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