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10.6: Windows-style file paths are clickable in Mail Apps
If you're using Mail and you receive a email messages that contain a Windows-style UNC path (\\server\name\share), you can just click on it and Mail will convert it to something the Finder understands, i.e. smb://server/name/share

[robg adds: This only seems to work in 10.6; what is a clickable link in Mail on my 10.6 system just shows up as text in Mail on my 10.5 system.]
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10.6: Windows-style file paths are clickable in Mail
Authored by: asmeurer on Oct 13, '09 07:47:55AM

And if you mouse over, it shows what it will really be opening, as usual.



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10.6: Windows-style file paths are clickable in Mail
Authored by: strikeman on Oct 13, '09 05:13:55PM

This would be great - except it doesn't work for me. When I mouseover a UNC style path "\\server\path" Mail tells me it will convert to "file://///server/path". I have to use the excellent LinkConverter to convert this into an appropriate smb:// path.



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10.6: Windows-style file paths are clickable in Mail
Authored by: Skurfer on Oct 13, '09 06:33:29PM

The file:// thing happens if it's a link to a document. If it's a link to just a folder or share, it works as advertised.



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Coincidence?
Authored by: jfm429 on Oct 14, '09 11:08:44AM

This works for me. Oddly enough, I NEVER had any emails with server links like this, so I saw this hint, thought "cool, but I don't think I'll ever use it", and went on to the next RSS article.

But only a couple hours later (literally a couple hours), in the course of my research, I received an email with, you guessed it, a Windows-style server link.

Go figure.



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Coincidence?
Authored by: strikeman on Oct 14, '09 03:31:05PM

I am very interested in this as I constantly get UNC links. Could you please describe the link that you received - what was the path that you received, and when you mouseover the path what does Mail show?

Thanks



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