Issue ID: 4284023
Summary: The file system connector shows URLs with "file://" protocol in search results. However, Firefox and Chrome don't open such links when clicked in result page.
Cause: Firefox and Chrome doesn't open "file://" links from pages that originated from outside the local machine. This is a design decision made by those browsers to improve security.
Workaround: In order to enable local file access for Firefox and Chrome, please follow the steps as described below.
- Open Firefox.
- Enter about:support to the address bar.
- Click Open Directory for Profile Directory.
- Create or open user.js and add the following lines:
user_pref("capability.policy.localfilelinks.sites", "file:///[[PUT SERVER NAME HERE]]";);
- Restart Firefox
Install Local file links Chrome extension.