# Translation of \\foo\bar links into smb://foo/bar links

Tue Jan 18 14:30:26 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 18 January 2005 6:21 am, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> It makes sense for kfile too, but not in emails. KMail currently doesn't
> highlight \\server\share entries in emails.

While true, this is not the problem. The problem is that KIO does not
understand "file:///\\" as an smb share.

I work in a windows-centric office. People email links to SMB shares all the
time. They *never* have a working URL in KDE. This is because, I think, when

For example, just yesterday I got an email with a link that is supposed to
point at this (changed a bit for clarity):

\\server\share\path\Functional Spec.doc

This is the URL it gives me in the link:

file:///%5C%5Cserver%5Cshare%5Cpath%5CFunctional%20Spec.doc

Or, for those without URL decoder brains:

file:///\\server\share\path\Functional Spec.doc

When I click this, I get an error saying "The file or folder
file:///\\server\share\path\Application Installation Functional Spec.doc does
not exist".

I think KMail / KDE should be able to handle these URLs. A URL with
"file:///\\" or "file:/\\" should all be able to be handled as smb:// URLs.

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