I have modified my list to the point where I can now add hyperlinks to it, but it does not appear that I can simply add my link to the
hyperlink field as I had thought.
I attempt to enter the address and a test string of text however unless it is a web address it give me the error
"The address is not valid. To fix this problem, enter an address that can be accessed from any location."
I have tried using both forward and back slashes in the address line in the hopes that that would help - it didn't. It gives the same error when trying to add a link to my desktop as well.
I am using Sharepoint through Internet Explorer and I believe it is the 2010 version.
I also read through this but it didn't help terribly much as it appears that the user did not have the same error I am receiving: File:// hyperlink to a shared drive
I'm quite unfamiliar with SharePoint so perhaps this is not the best way to go about doing this, but the end goal is to have on SharePoint a list of links to our finished optimization runs (stored on our shared folder) that can be sorted and filtered by their different parameters. Initially the attempt was to "attach" a shortcut file but that just resulted in it pulling the actual file which would have added up to a large amount (too large) of data being on SharePoint.