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Open URL script command no longer opens PDF files with "file:///" protocol

Question asked by johnp1 on Apr 8, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 9, 2015 by johnp1

Summary

Open URL script command no longer opens PDF files with "file:///" protocol

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

13.0v4

Operating system version

Windows 8.1

Description of the issue

My FMPro database used to open URLs using the file:/// protocol with no problems.  It won't any more.  The script command opens http protocol URLs without any apparent issue.

I am aware that the latest version is v9 but I have become wary of using the updater page when I'm skipping a version.  Earlier today I posted another report on that problem.  It's current.

Steps to reproduce the problem

I can go from http to file protocol URLs with relative ease, and none of the file protocol URLs will open.

Configuration information

It occurs to me now that the URLs in question typically include a "%" sign to replace spaces.  (this is how the original link wrote the address, and I kept the format to save time when I save it to an offline .pdf file.)

If that is the problem, it's a lengthy and tedious workaround, but one that I can handle.

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