Local Filesystem Links

This add-on for Firefox scans for local file system URIs (file:///) on any page. Click on the added icon to open the local link with the system’s file explorer (e. g. Windows Explorer). Alternatively select any text like the path “C:\tmp\cow 1.txt” and use the context menu.

Here is a little more about the add-on from the developers:

This Firefox extension scans pages for file:/// links and makes it possible to open them with the system’s file browser (e. g. Windows Explorer). The extensions was created to assist people using local or enterprise intranet sites (e. g. Wikis) where pages exist that link to files that are located on the local drive or on network shares.

This is an amazing add-on that supports:

  • Local disk file links like C:\Windows (file:///C:/Windows)
  • Network share links (UNC paths) like \\server\folder\file.png (file://///server/folder/file.png)
  • Blanks in the path

Want to learn more? Check out Local Filesystem Links on the Firefox Add-ons website.

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