I’m running an Apache web server and have a folder on a different drive containing several thousand pdf files. I can link to and open the files when the calling page isn’t run from the web server but when the calling page is run from the webserver I get no response. How do I link to these external files when the calling page is running from the webserver?
I tried the following link but get no response:
<a href=“file:///D|/2010-200.pdf” target=“_blank” >test</a>
One thing you can do is create a junction point somewhere in your document root pointing at the location of these external resources.
This utility can help you: Junction
You will also need to make sure your apache configuration allows following symbolic links.
To do this, in your apache configuration look for this:
Deny from all
Make sure Options FollowSymLinks is set. That’s all it should take!
Thanks, I’ll try this and let you know how it goes. I have to clear the junction points with the IT guy first.
Question - Would only junction points work or would setting up directory symbolic links also work?
I’m not sure, it’s worth a try.