Links to local Files in FireFox

Applies To:  All Versions

Question: When trying to link to localized files in in my intranet, these links work in IE, but fail in FireFox.  Why?

Answer:  These links (EX: \\servername\files\file.doc) will function properly in IE and open in windows explorer.  However, when opened in Firefox this link will fail.  This is due to security settings within the Mozilla browser.  The link below will give a detailed explanation of the issue, and if you wish will give you instructions on how you can bypass this security:

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