file:// is used for files stored on local computer or local network. This does not work in world wide web.
the general syntax is:
where HOST is domain name of the computer on the network. You can skip this if the file is on the local computer itself
On Windows drive : is replaced by | and is prefixed by an extra slash /
URL is full path of the file name
<a href="file:///c|/autoexec.bat">This is on local computer</a>
If you are getting this file:// in your hyperlinks, I guess you are designing webpage on your local computer. You need to change the url to reflect the relative path of the files on the website.
Edited by Romeo29, 23 April 2009 - 11:55 AM.