# How to link to a local folder or document?

In a sharepoint 2010 wiki page, how does one create a link to a "local" folder or document?

For example this works in internet explorer, word, excel, etc. but not in sharepoint: file://X:\Some\Folder\Foobar.xls. The only part linkified is file://. Furthermore when using the Insert Link ([ctrl-k]) dialog I'm told file:// is an invalid protocol.

UNC paths work, but the whole point of using drive letters (for us) is to turn \\server\share\big\long\path\to\resource into X:\resource. Something people are not going to give up willingly.

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Ahh, found it. Links must use fore-slashes, file://X:/Some/Folder/Foobar.xls..