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ecuya
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Create hyperlink that opens a shared folder in file explorer (or files in a shared network drive)

I'm trying to create objects with hyperlinks that would open shared folders in file explorer (or MS Excel/Word files stored in shared network drives). Is this possible in Power BI?

 

For info, I'm using Power BI Desktop Version: 2.126.927.0 64-bit (February, 2024). Moving files to SharePoint is not yet an option for us at this moment.

 

None of the things I've done so far works, e.g., formatting a shape's action to open a Web URL: file:///P:\D21\HCOMM\Working,  see screenshot below:

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Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

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foodd
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The local file URL is not equivalent to the web URL -  file:// links are not supported.

 

There is a very old Idea that is Tagged as 'Need Votes', while gathering Comments

where the latest Comment is from June 2024.

 

https://ideas.fabric.microsoft.com/ideas/idea/?ideaid=206a05bb-fa70-41da-9bda-ea385a8dee59

 

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foodd
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The local file URL is not equivalent to the web URL -  file:// links are not supported.

 

There is a very old Idea that is Tagged as 'Need Votes', while gathering Comments

where the latest Comment is from June 2024.

 

https://ideas.fabric.microsoft.com/ideas/idea/?ideaid=206a05bb-fa70-41da-9bda-ea385a8dee59

 

If your requirement is solved, please make THIS ANSWER a SOLUTION ✔️ and help other users find the solution quickly. Please hit the LIKE 👍 button if this comment helps you.

 

 

ecuya
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Thanks, @foodd! I just voted using the link you provided.

You are welcome. Upvoting an Idea and leaving feedback in the form of a Comment are the strongest indications of interest by members of the Community. Thank you.

 

If your requirement is solved, please make THIS ANSWER a SOLUTION ✔️ and help other users find the solution quickly. Please hit the LIKE 👍 button if this comment helps you.

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