1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 4, 2012 6:50 AM by TSGal

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



      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.



        • 1. Re: Open URL [ "file:// broken for files on non-startup volume


          Thank you for your post.

          Open URL should work like a browser.  When you use file://, make sure you include another slash for the volume.

          Since you are on a Mac, open Safari, select File -> Open File, and open the file on the partition.  This will give you the full URL.  Copy this into the Open URL script step.

          I don't have a partitioned drive, but I'm able to access files on a mounted volume/server.

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