Open folder in Windows Explorer from Nintex Forms

  • 23 April 2024
  • 2 replies

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I always had a link to folder containing attachments to the element on form.

The code is: Attachments (<a class="ms-rtestate-write" onclick="selectThis(this);" contenteditable="true" href="javascript:void(0);" link="true" reftext="folder" reflink="{ItemProperty:attachmentsFolder}" style="text-decoration: underline; color: blue;">folder</a>

The link on the forms has a proper destination::file://server/sites/XX/YY/Lists/List/Attachments/22687

Recently the link stopped to work. I use Google Chrome.

The link cannot be opened directly from the form - no reaction.

Using "open link in new tab" generates the empty page about:blank#blocked.

If I copy and paste the same link into Windows Explorer (e.g. Windows + R) the folder is opened correctly.

How to get the functionality to open Windows Explorer window, containing attachments back?

Best Regards, Marek

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Hi @Marek Papala,


To help diagnose this issue, you should first try another browser.

If the issue persists, look at the browser dev tools and see if the Javascript is being blocked.
Your IT department may have updated the group policy to block the JS link.

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Hi @Marek Papala 

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