If I type file:///<path> in the location bar, it works. However if the URL is on a web page, clicking on it does nothing except highlighting the link. Example how it would be defined on a web page: <a href="file:///<path>">Click here</a> This occurs on version 0.9.1 distributed by Ximian. It also occured on previous 0.8.x versions. Sincerely, Hans Deragon
dup of bug 40538?
This is very likely by design. (Security/privacy.)
This is a duplicate of 40538. I have set in .mozilla/pref.js: user_pref("security.checkloaduri", false); and now the browser works has I wish. Embeded "file:///<path>" links within web pages are common in internal websites where security is not an issue (you trust your employes, and anyway they have direct access to the server so...). But at a minimum, if security.checkloaduri is set to true and one clicks on such a link, something should show up to the user. Ideally, the error message and an explanation about the security.checkloaduri, how to set it up and what are the consequences when set to true.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 84128 ***