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How do I open a local file on the computer?

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I use FF 25.0.1 to log onto my EMC VNX5300 JAVA console so that I can administer the SAN. One of the functions is to create reports on the SAN usage. The SAN console writes the files to the local computer and uses the browser to open and display the file. Here's the address bar of one of my reports:

file:///C:/Users/MyName/emc/Unisphere/Reports/7.32.2.0.36/ArrayConfig.html?xml=file%3A///C%3A%5CUsers%5Cjmilano%5Cemc%5CUnisphere%5CReports%5CFCN00131500068_UMReport_12-17-2013_15-58-21.xml

editrepeated used smaller text to repeat above, else obscured when I view it ~J99
file:///C:/Users/MyName/emc/Unisphere/Reports/7.32.2.0.36/ArrayConfig.html?xml=file%3A///C%3A%5CUsers%5Cjmilano%5Cemc%5CUnisphere%5CReports%5CFCN00131500068_UMReport_12-17-2013_15-58-21.xml


The report should be a formatted table of data but instead I get a blank window within my tab. If I run the report in IE, it works OK. It looks something like this:

Storage system: FCN00123456789XML File: ../FCN00123456789_UMReport_12-17-2013_15-58-21.xmlSystem Configuration Viewer revision: 1.2.2.1.0036GeneralConfigurationView ALLIntroductionXML File InformationIntroduction The storage system configuration display feature provides an easy-to-understand view of the XML configuration data generated by the storage system. Note that no configuration data for the File portion of a VNX system is included. The XML version of the data is encrypted and sent to your service provider.

The following information is available in each tab: .... .... ....

How can I get FF to show the report? Thanks.

Okulungisiwe ngu John99

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

I don't know what the initial issue was, whether it was based on a rogue setting on one of my addons or what, but one day FF stated that my browser was taking too long to startup and asked me if I wanted to fix this. Duh!

I said yes, and it seems to have reset my browser settings including losing all my addons. The plus side is that once I re-installed all my addons, I can now browse local reports generated by my EMC SAN with no issues!!!!

Yah, problem solved.

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I am not sure I can answer this appropriately, but lets try for a bit more info.

Obviously you do know how to open local Files.

Also see

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P.S. Maybe I should mention I have as a bookmark named hdd file:/// that allows me to easily navigate the the local partition with Firefox.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

I don't know what the initial issue was, whether it was based on a rogue setting on one of my addons or what, but one day FF stated that my browser was taking too long to startup and asked me if I wanted to fix this. Duh!

I said yes, and it seems to have reset my browser settings including losing all my addons. The plus side is that once I re-installed all my addons, I can now browse local reports generated by my EMC SAN with no issues!!!!

Yah, problem solved.

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Great that it is now working.

For anyone interested in the slow startup aspect:
The slow strartup may have a number of causes. One potential method of helping is to reset Firefox, and that does remove Firefox extensions. See

Firefox may now warn if it takes a long time to start up. ( Introduced with FHR Firefox Health Report - understand your browser performance )