use the WebViewr !
Try to enter this: "C:"
Thanks for your thoughts. Unfortunately that doesn't quite do what I need: I want the user to be able to create the link in browse mode (not layout) and also for the windows explorer to launch (as it does when you create links to folders in word, excel, etc.). Basically excatly what you do when you create a link to a file in a container, but linking to a folder instead.
Has anyone come across this, or does FMP not encourage this as it's *better* to link all files through filemaker. The problem is that my users are not all that sophisticated and I don't think that they'll want to embed all their external files in FMP. Thanks amazing forum contributors!
Still WorkingOnIt :)
I want the user to be able to create the link in browse mode (not layout)
Instead to write "C:", write YourTable::Folder, where Folder is a field that the user can set in Browse Mode.
So, if exists a folder with the name "MyFolder", the user could write: C:/MyFolder into the field Folder
Bravissimo! This works well.
The only glitch is that filemaker throws up the following warning when I try to open a file viewed through the web viewer. "Running a system command on this item might be unsafe. Do you wish to continue?" Clicking "OK" allows the files to open, views to be changed, etc, which is great, but is there any way to avoid getting this pesky warning?
Thanks for WorkingOnIt!
I opened any .fp7, .txt , .bmp , .tif , .doc , .gif w/o that alert.
Which type of file you need to open ?
Ciao Daniele - it is all files that I open through the window - it must be something to do with the server on this system I guess. Thanks for your help!