I have a list of links on a SharePoint 2010 site. The links that go to a network browser do not work when Chrome is the browser. I've seen a few articles that say some actions can't be done from Chrome, specifically open Excel. Are links to folders also unable to be opened using Chrome?

  • could you clarify what you mean by "network browser"?
    – Mike2500
    Jan 21, 2019 at 21:26
  • Perhaps network browser = file shares?
    – SPChick
    Jan 22, 2019 at 1:10

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Some of the issues with SP 2010 when using Netscape and Chrome are due to the lack of support for ActiveX controls. Look to if there are any add-ins for Chrome for ActiveX support.


ActiveX controls are a security risk.

See here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/28724751/open-local-filesfile-using-chrome

But there is a chrome extension that will approximate what you are trying to do: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/enable-local-file-links/nikfmfgobenbhmocjaaboihbeocackld?hl=en

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