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Anonymous
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Can not navigate to file link

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I'm tyring to use a file link as described here: https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Link-to-Local-file-rather-than-a-WEB-URL/td-p/176749. As can be seen in the picture, I'm unable to copy the link in order to open it in my browser nor can I left click it to open it. How can I fix this?

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RMDNA Senior Member
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Re: Can not navigate to file link

Hi @Anonymous,

 

I can't tell from the screenshot - are you trying to open the link in Power BI Desktop or in the Power BI Service?

 

As noted in the linked thread,

"This feature isn't supported in Power BI desktop by far. Maybe it will be in the future. Here is cited from official blog: If you want to use file URLs, there are some limitations. They will not open in the Power BI Desktop, only in web browsers."

Anonymous
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Re: Can not navigate to file link

This is in the PowerBI Service.

Anonymous
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Re: Can not navigate to file link

Any idea?

Microsoft v-yulgu-msft
Microsoft

Re: Can not navigate to file link

Hi @Anonymous,

 

This feature doesn't work either on my environment. I have reported this problem internally.

 

Regards,

Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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Microsoft v-yulgu-msft
Microsoft

Re: Can not navigate to file link

Hi @Anonymous,

 

PG is aware of this issue now. Please waiting for the fix. CRI: 77874034.

 

Regards,

Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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