5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2009 2:35 PM by BDAqua
CoreyMiller Level 1 (0 points)
Hello:

Is there a way to send someone a finder link to a file on a shared server? For example, I'd like to be able to send the path of a document in the "Proposals" folder on a certain share of our corporate Xserve. Is there something I could send him like afp://Xserve/Share/Folder/Filename.doc that the recipient could click and the Finder would open the window to that file? Thanks very much.

Corey Miller

MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)
    Hi Corey,

    Yes, just eMail them the link like...

    afp://Xserve/Share/Folder/Filename.doc

    If you both have access to the same server & the same path, that should work.

    Or is this person you're sending to out on the Internet?
  • CoreyMiller Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm looking for a solution that would work over IM as well as email. And the afp://Path/to/Filename.doc construction does not work. I've also tried doing a pwd in Terminal, copying that, adding afp:// to the front. But that does not work either.

    Corey
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)
    Is this remote or local you're sending to?

    Do they have access to your server?

    Are they Running Macs?

    How big are these .docs?
  • CoreyMiller Level 1 (0 points)
    These links would be local, within our office on a Bonjour/AppleTalk network. The individuals have access to the server; their computers mount certain shares on startup. Everyone sharing these documents uses a Mac. The .doc files are not large, but we may use them for Indesign or Photoshop files as well.

    Some of my coworkers aren't super-sophisticated and they tend to email files to each other instead of knowing how to go find them on the server. Right now I tend to say "it's here: Shared Volume > Folder > Folder > Filename.doc" in emails and IM, but I'd prefer to send a link that would open to that folder.
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)
    OK, the closet I can come right now is if you include this...

    Xserve/Share/Folder/Filename.doc

    Then they copy the whole line and drag it on top of the APP used to open .docs, it'll open with it.