Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Links to local filesystems on recent firefox versions without extensions(78+)

  • 1 reply
  • 1 has this problem
  • 12 views
  • Last reply by cor-el

more options

Hello, So I've been trying to activate local links which would open a local directory in file explorer. I'm trying to do this on a wiki based on MediaWiki running on a local Nginx sever(laragon). The links work as intended on IE, i.e, I click on the link and it opens a file explorer window with the linked directory. However nothing happens when I click on the link using Firefox. Instead I get this error message :

   Security Error: Content at http://url.com may not load or link to file://///.../directory.

I have tried adding these lines to prefs.js but it didn't have any effect : user_pref("capability.policy.policynames", "localfilelinks"); user_pref("capability.policy.localfilelinks.sites","http://localhost"); user_pref("capability.policy.localfilelinks.checkloaduri.enabled", "allAccess");

Is there any possible workaround to activate local links without using an extension?

All Replies (1)

more options

Helpful?

Ask a question

You must log in to your account to reply to posts. Please start a new question, if you do not have an account yet.