# In wiki-pages, how to link to a local folder or document?

How does one create a link to a "local" folder or document in wiki pages?

In internet explorer, word, excel, etc. this is a valid link: file://X:\Some\Folder\Foobar.xls.

However in Sharepoint 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.

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