Enable local file links
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Overview

Make it possible to open by click a link to a local file that is disabled by Chrome.

In Google Chrome, links to local files are disabled, unlike IE. This extension allows you to open a link to a local file by clicking it. [Setting] Starting with Chrome 118 in October 2023, you will need to enable the "Allow access to file URLs" setting from the extension settings page. chrome://extensions/?id=nikfmfgobenbhmocjaaboihbeocackld [Security] A malicious page can not open a local file without permission, because this extension reacts only to the click operation by the user. [Others] Personal information is not collected / used. Source code is released to GitHub. https://github.com/tksugimoto/chrome-extension_open-local-file-link

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Kai CarverMay 22, 2024

This worked great for me after checking "Allow access to file URLs" as prompted when I first used it. Thank you! I mentioned it on Stack Overflow here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/58607712/local-file-links-in-chrome-or-edge/78516710#78516710

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Chuck BatsonDec 25, 2023

Did not work for me as of 25 Dec 2023. Linked local file was just downloaded.

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Thomas FriedrichSep 5, 2023

I added the link ms-excel:ofv|u|file:///T:/IT/test.xlsx to a wiki page. It doesn't do anything when clicked. Copying it into the address bar throws a warning and then opens Excel with the file.

Details

  • Version
    0.9.5
  • Updated
    December 3, 2023
  • Offered by
    Takashi Sugimoto (tksugimoto)
  • Size
    9.46KiB
  • Languages
    3 languages
  • Developer
    Email
    takashi.sugimoto.git+chrome-webstore@gmail.com
  • Non-trader
    This developer has not identified itself as a trader. For consumers in the European Union, please note that consumer rights do not apply to contracts between you and this developer.

Privacy

The developer has disclosed that it will not collect or use your data.

This developer declares that your data is

  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

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