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Open URL [ "file:// broken for files on non-startup volume

Question asked by sq on Apr 3, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 4, 2012 by TSGal


Open URL [ "file:// broken for files on non-startup volume


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version


Description of the issue

Using Open URL [ no dialog , "file://folder/file.txt" ] only works if files are on the startup drive.  If files are on a different partition or drive, Open URL [ "file:// will not work.

Steps to reproduce the problem

add a file that is on a non-startup partition, and then include the path in Open URL [ "file:// ...
then run script

Expected result

files should open when on any partition/drive/volume.

Actual result

files will not open if on a different partition/drive/volume than startup.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

no error. file does not open.

Configuration information

tested to make sure it was not a permissions error.  setup partition permisions to match that of a startup drive, ie. root, admin
no change in behavior.