how to get mac to understand windows' file://server1/folder1/folder2/spreadsheet.xls

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by PetteriM, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    #1
    Hi,

    Does anyone know how to make mac understand links to network resource links such as file://server1/folder1/folder2/spreadsheet.xls?

    If i replace it with smb://server1.company.com/folder1/folder2/spreadsheet.xls
    it of course works. The problem is, that i get constantly emails with such links from colleagues who use Windows.

    I've tried to create entries in hosts file to solve this, but it hasn't worked so far. Has anyone else managed to solve this file:// --> smb:// mapping?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    USA
    #2
    That is a standard URL. Your Mac should have no problem "understanding" it. The fact that it does not may indicate that the URL itself is not correct in some fashion.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

    macrem

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2008
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    #3
    file:// works on local files, or locally mounted, accessible files...

    (e.g., create a mount to the server at root level: "/server1"; however, you'd still have to insert another "/" = file:///server1 )

    Perhaps "file://" could be interpreted as "smb://" in email links with Applescript?
     

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