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UNC path as link in SharePoint

  Asked By: Wyatt    Date: Mar 18    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 5507

I have been tasked with something that requires me to figure out a way to have a
UNC path as a link in SharePoint. I can find all kinds of articles about how to
link to SharePoint using UNC pathing, but there really isn't anything about
putting a UNC path in SharePoint. All I need is for SharePoint to not assume
that a UNC path is a file. Every time I enter a link such as
\\prtserver\prnt001\ as a link it gets converted to file://prtserver/prnt001.
How do I get SharePoint to just leave the link as is?

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3 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Mauricio Tanner     Answered On: Mar 18

File:// is the URL version of UNC - it's not assuming it's actually a
file, it's short for filesystem...

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Gina Freeman     Answered On: Mar 18

I guess that leads into my next question. Is there a way in SharePoint to
create a link  that would allow a user to click on it that would automatically
add the printer for them? (Similar to typing in \\servername\printer\ in the Run
window?

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Tyrell Nash     Answered On: Mar 18

Nothing I'm aware of.................

 
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