Cant download files from results sourced from networked file folder in Chrome and Firefox.
I am indexing files from shared folder in the local network. The issue is;
When using Chrome or Firefox, the files associated with the result displayed could not be downloaded. These are mostly Powerpoint files and only the cache version is displayed with a warning " Because of security restrictions, documents from file shares cannot be opened from a Web browser."
It works fine on IE.
Anyone knows what is causing the problem and how to fix it?
All major browsers except Internet Explorer explicitly prevent opening files from file shares (e.g. through
file://... urls). This is for security reasons, and sadly I'm not aware of any simple work around for this --- I remember we searched for quite a time and found nothing fully satisfying.