Msg#: 3263615 posted 11:52 pm on Feb 25, 2007 (gmt 0)
Hey. I often need to email the location of a document to a colleague. The problem is that often these paths have spaces in them. Example: \\server\publicfolder\FolderOne\Folder Two\Folder Three I'm not able to rename these folders (part of the global server at work). How do I mail this through to someone and make sure that they can get to the document without any problems? Currently they get an error: Cannot find file "\\server\publicfolder\FolderOne\Folder' Make sure the path or Internet address is correct. Assistance with this would be greatly appreciated.
Msg#: 3263615 posted 12:43 am on Feb 26, 2007 (gmt 0)
Welcome to WebmasterWorld sashark.
What are you using for mail? I'm assuming that your mail program (or the recipients) simply isn't making the entire path a link. There's not much you can do to control that within the text body.
An alternative might be to make a shortcut link on your Windows desktop. Then attach that file to the e-mail message. The file will have the extension .lnk. The problem is that your e-mail and virus software may not like this file type.
I find the simplest way to handle this is to put the entire path on its own line, or paragraph in the e-mail. Then I clearly explain that the entire path must be copied and pasted into Windows Explorer.
Msg#: 3263615 posted 1:06 am on Feb 26, 2007 (gmt 0)
Hey Bill. Thank you for your quick post. Appreciated. Yes, as you've guessed the extension .lnk doesn't come through the anti-virus. I'll have to go with pasting the entire path on its own line and making it clear that the entire path has to be copied and pasted into Windows Explorer. I was hoping there might have been some fancy way around this, but sometimes the siplest way is still the best way! Cheers