Edge not opening local file share URL from intranet page

Jim Fisher 16 Reputation points

I run a local html intranet page, within it I have a few URL links to local folder shares.

They work and have worked fine in IE but Edge and Chrome will not resolve them.


<br><a href="\\10.x.x.x\"><img src="images/stuff.jpg" width="160" height="120"></a></td>

From the intranet page, clicking on the above link, it does nothing. Right click open in new tab and it gets the about:blank#blocked

Any ideas?

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  1. XuDong Peng-MSFT 6,311 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Jim Fisher ,

    What version of Edge are you currently using?

    And based on your description, if you want to allow intranet zone file URL links from Microsoft Edge to open in windows file explorer, you need to configure this policy: Microsoft Edge Policies - IntranetFileLinksEnabled. If you disable or don't configure this policy, file URL links will not open.

    Also you need to note that https://localhost/ is specifically blocked as an exception for allowed intranet zone hosts, while loopback addresses (127.0.0.*, [::1]) are treated as internet zone by default .

    Best regards,
    Xudong Peng

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  2. René K 0 Reputation points

    Can someone update this please?

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  3. Ben 0 Reputation points

    Is there a work around for this issue? For Google Chrome you can install the local links extension, but there does not seem to be an extension for MS Edge.

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