9 Comments to How to create a link to a file, folder, or library on your computer

  1. Tim Murray says:

    Recipients of an Outlook message with file:// can’t seem to get to the file; we usually see “The file /SHARED/andSoOn…” could not be found. I’d rather figure out how to get a Mac to use file:// instead of telling the boss to use smb: instead — do you know how?

    1. Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      Are the recipients in the same network with you?

  2. lina says:

    What if the person your sending it to do not have access to that folder. How are we supposed to send it for the person to access it.

  3. Luiz says:

    It dosen’t work . file:// is not a link

  4. Laurie Bellino says:

    This doesn’t work for a specific file path. I used to be able to do it, but now it won’t let me. I’m looking for a link to just the file path and not a specific document, since there are multiple documents in the folder I want people to look at. Anyway to do that? Thanks.

  5. pingpong says:

    Not very helpful

    1. Anonymous says:

      Why? How did we fail to help in this article?

  6. MikeG says:

    This article is excellent and provides a link example (\\DEVICENAME\Users\USERNAME\OneDrive\Documents\FOLDERNAME) that actually works for linking a folder in OneNote. Thank you!

    I found this after suggestions provided on Microsoft Answers and other resources failed. For those complaining, unfortunately this is a more advanced topic due to different storage types (local, network, cloud) and different link syntax required depending on what you’re trying to do.

    1. Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

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