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Block file:// protocol (Prevent Firefox from accessing to local disk drive) ?

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Hello,

i am wondering if there is a new update about the policies that preventing Firefox to access to local disk drive from file:// protocol.

same question asked two years earlier here https://support.mozilla.org/fr/questions/1218715

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Blocking access to the file protocol is on the to-do list. As far as I know, it's still not something that's been added to Firefox just yet.

Mike Kaply, one of the many people working on Firefox, does have something that can help (at least I think it still works properly): https://github.com/mkaply/fileblock

It's a little less user-friendly than a setting actually in Firefox, but that should be coming at some point in the future.

Hope this helps.

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I ended up finding the blog post but unfortunately, as you said "the setup is not user-friendly".

I did not figure how to install.

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Med said

I ended up finding the blog post but unfortunately, as you said "the setup is not user-friendly". I did not figure how to install.

Reply with non-Mozilla blog post link was automatically flagged for moderation. I released it.

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