I am looking for an option to link a folder to text written on a page.
Just like we can link text to related topics, can we link a text to a folder , that when we click the text it hits the folder.
If you could link to folders, the hackers of the world would be delighted.
See below. Perhaps you will have luck bending Adobe's ear about this security flaw in 2020.
Worked for me in RoboHelp 2020 - at least a link to a share drive folder when launched from Internet Explorer (in Edge/Chrome it opens the index of the share drive). Hyperlink was simply full file path using the "//file" link. Doesn't seem to work in 2017.
Apparently hackers are going to love RoboHelp 2020....
In the output? It opened the folder so the user could access the folder contents?
Missed your second post, let me take a look.
I will take this up with Adobe once you let me know what you have found.
Also, it obviously worked for you from the generated help on your machine but did it work when you generated the help and someone else accessed it from their machine?
This is what I have found so far:
1) This actually DOES work in Robohelp 2017. When you use the "file://" uri, RH 2017 pops up an error - perhaps because the URI is pointing to a network location, not an actual file. Still - simply closing/ignoring the error will still create the link, and the link will open the share file path.
2) I am not in a position to have others test - but outputting the 2020 content to SharePoint, the link still works from the output (so, launched from another server - not my local machine). Again - the link pops up an index of the share directory in Edge. Copying/pasting the link to IE11 opens a file explorer window associated with the network path.
I have asked Adobe to take a look.
Access to the content of the directory / directory listing is dependent on how the host server has been configured to handle these requests. Most servers do not allow directory listing, but it still poses a threat if system is not configured properly. We can add a warning in an update if an output contains such links.