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Hi, I've been tasked to create a data CD with an HTML interface for ease of use. A stumbling block I have come across is that I am trying to create a hyperlink to open windows explorer at a specific location within (what will be) the directory's on the CD. Can anyone tell me if there is a (simple) way to create a link so that I can get Windows Explorer to open at a specific address. All help will be gratefully received. Many thanks.....:confused;...

  1. #1

    Default Link to Open Windows Explorer

    Hi,
    I've been tasked to create a data CD with an HTML interface for ease of use. A
    stumbling block I have come across is that I am trying to create a hyperlink to
    open windows explorer at a specific location within (what will be) the
    directory's on the CD.

    Can anyone tell me if there is a (simple) way to create a link so that I can
    get Windows Explorer to open at a specific address.

    All help will be gratefully received.

    Many thanks.....:confused;

    workster Guest

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    Default Re: Link to Open Windows Explorer

    Why wouldn't you just link to the directory and let the user's browser handle
    it?

    Try entering C:\ in your address bar. In internet Explorer, it does exactly
    what you want it to. In any other browser, it provides a file and directory
    listing with links. Either way, I believe it provides the functionality you are
    looking for.

    Just be sure to use relative links (no drive letters) as other people may have
    different drive letters (or none at all in the case of Unix).

    VVebbie Guest

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    Default Re: Link to Open Windows Explorer

    Hi Webbie,

    Thanks for your help, it just leaves me one other question (which is probably
    me being stupid), but how do you actually make a link to a directory rather
    than a file? I'm using dreamweaver and if I select some text to make into a
    link to a specific directory location I can't seem to link directly to the
    directory as it expects a file to be chosen!! I'm using the following method if
    this helps,

    1) Select text
    2) Modify - Make Link
    3) Browse to directory (but when I click OK it takes me into the directory
    rather than selecting it)

    Thanks for any further help...

    workster Guest

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    Default Re: Link to Open Windows Explorer

    YOu have to make such links manually. DW's UI doesn't allow links to
    folders.

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    "workster" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:du979c$4b6$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > Hi Webbie,
    >
    > Thanks for your help, it just leaves me one other question (which is
    > probably
    > me being stupid), but how do you actually make a link to a directory
    > rather
    > than a file? I'm using dreamweaver and if I select some text to make into
    > a
    > link to a specific directory location I can't seem to link directly to
    > the
    > directory as it expects a file to be chosen!! I'm using the following
    > method if
    > this helps,
    >
    > 1) Select text
    > 2) Modify - Make Link
    > 3) Browse to directory (but when I click OK it takes me into the directory
    > rather than selecting it)
    >
    > Thanks for any further help...
    >

    Murray *ACE* Guest

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