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Thread: The protocol is not associated with any program

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    The protocol is not associated with any program

    I am trying to make a link to an Access database which is located on my local drive C. To do this, I put the following code in my page:
    HTML Code:
    <a href="C:\\my.mdb">file</a>
    then I get the following message:
    "the browser can not open this address because the protocol (C) is not associated with any program"
    but when I put the database in the same file as the project's, it works. Where does the problem lies while linking to the Access database?

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    Re: The protocol is not associated with any program

    Instead use url as like:
    file:///c:/my.mdb
    and see if it works. Also make sure that your mdb file really is on C:?

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    Re: The protocol is not associated with any program

    Yes it is on my C drive. And I also tried the url of my file as file:/// ... and pasted into the address bar of my web browser, but it only displays a small window which asks me if I want to save the file my.mdb! But I don't want to do this. Instead I want to link my local drive C to an Access database. Is this possible?

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    Re: The protocol is not associated with any program

    Yeah, because if you want to access your webpage you must use http://. Its quite normal that no browser will default to authorize you to access links file://, its a huge security hole otherwise.

    If you look at the error console of web browser, you should have an error:

    Security Error: Content at http://127.0.0.1/view-it/test.html may not load or link to file:///C:/Temp/Upload.txt.

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