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  • Hello,

    On my global navigation I need to setup links that point to a UNC path outside of sharepoint. When I try to do this sharepoint adds in it's own path, breaking the one I just added. Example..

    I add \\home\public\123.pdf

    Sharepoint adds http://sharepoint/\\home\public\123.pdf

    Is there anyway to work around this? I know I can upload documents, but I need to have links pointing to UNC paths on our network.

     

    Thanks,
    Scott

    Monday, December 26, 2011 8:45 PM

Answers

  • hi Scott.Bates,

    When you add the link on Global navigation,you can put the url like this "/sites/test1/Pages/Forms/abc.aspx", then put the code in your abc.aspx.

     

    <iframe width="1024" height="768" src="\\192.168.0.143\c$"></iframe>

     

    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Wednesday, January 4, 2012 3:47 AM
    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 12:55 AM
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  • I found my answer. Adding File:// before the UNC path will work however it doesn't like spaces between words. Any thoughts?
    • Marked as answer by Scott.Bates Monday, December 26, 2011 8:49 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Scott.Bates Monday, December 26, 2011 9:03 PM
    • Edited by Scott.Bates Monday, December 26, 2011 9:03 PM
    Monday, December 26, 2011 8:49 PM
  • Hi Scott.Bates,

    According to your description, you want use the URL like “ \\home\public\123.pdf”, but the navigation URL will auto add the site URL. So ,I suggest you to create a page, open the page with SharePoint design 2007.On the page ,you can inset hyperlink, put your address in it. When you click your hyperlink, it will open your address.

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 9:57 AM
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  • So you're saying to create a page just for this unc link? Or to use SPD to add the link I want into the global navigation?
    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 12:26 PM
  • hi Scott.Bates,

    When you add the link on Global navigation,you can put the url like this "/sites/test1/Pages/Forms/abc.aspx", then put the code in your abc.aspx.

     

    <iframe width="1024" height="768" src="\\192.168.0.143\c$"></iframe>

     

    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Wednesday, January 4, 2012 3:47 AM
    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 12:55 AM
    Moderator