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How can I disable local file access security check?

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Windows 7 Firefox 3.6.16 I would like to disable the security check used for blocking access to local files.

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Thank you cor-el. I found this information very usefull in helping me decide the best solution to accessing local files.

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I don't know if this is completely correct, but...

I have the NoScript extension installed. When I looked in about:config, I found an entry called:


When I toggled this to "true," I was able to navigate via URLs to local and networked files.

When I looked it up, I found out that you can set this switch using the NoScript UI (Options|Advanced|Trusted).

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This was working fine, but I just upgraded to v.12 and it stopped working. I keep all my bookmarks on a webserver, including local links. How can I restore local links?