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Local links in tasks

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Hi,

I know I can insert a hyperlink into a task which is helpful. Is it possible to link (shortcut) to a file on my computer/server? I gave it a go and it didn't seem to work... hopefully I'm just missing something.


Regards,

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David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 13, 2011 - 08:42 UTC

Hello Marcus,

you can insert hyperlinks into tasks using this format:

This is a "link to Google":(google.com)

In this example, the text in the quote marks would be linked to http://google.com

Note - the link does not have to be at the end of the task name, for example:

Another "link":(google.com) to Google

would also work linking the URL in brackets to the word "link".


Best regards,
David

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m4rcus
Replied on Sep 13, 2011 - 08:53 UTC

Hi David,

I think you've missed the whole point of my question. I've stated that I can insert a hyperlink, ie to a website, which is what you have shown me.

What I want to do is link to a file on my PC not the internet! ie c:\my doc\file.doc

Regards,

Marc

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 13, 2011 - 08:59 UTC

Hello Marcus,

sorry for the misunderstanding. Unfortunately, it's not possible to add links to files on your computer unless you upload them either on your webhost or using a public file sharing service.

If your computer runs as a FTP server, though, you could add direct FTP links using the same format as mentioned above only replacing a http link with:

ftp://username:password@host.com/


Best regards,
David

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m4rcus
Replied on Sep 13, 2011 - 09:05 UTC

That's disapointing... even Excel/Word etc allow you to do that...

Any chance you can add it in the future?

David Trey staff
Replied on Sep 16, 2011 - 14:54 UTC

Hello Marcus,

yes, we may indeed add such option in future development. Thank you for the suggestion, we appreciate it.

You're welcome to add a feature request to our Votebox:
http://todoist.com/Vote/


Best regards,
David

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Unknown
Replied on Sep 26, 2011 - 16:18 UTC

I'd appreciate this option as well (link to local file)

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Alex premium
Replied on Feb 22, 2013 - 01:46 UTC

+1

Alessandro premium
Replied on Nov 03, 2014 - 23:58 UTC

Hello, it would be very useful to be able to add a link in the tasks to a local file on the computer or on the server, that is needed to complete that task. Please can you add the feature? http and ftp links already work, why not allowing links to local files too? Thanks