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Notes : Can I add a link to a local file ?


Enjoying my todoist premium experience, and this is only my second question !

I know I can attach and upload a file to a note, but I am wondering if I can add a link to a local file.

The file in question is updated several times a day, so to keep uploading the revisions isn't practical.

I tried the usual URL of file://C:\ etc etc ( with %20% in place of spaces ) but clicking the link, my case a .xlsx file, did not open Excel.

I'm running Firefox 20 and I tried different file types, including .pdf, but still no luck.

Is there something I can do to get this working, or do I need to add it to the votebox ?



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David Trey  staff
Replied on Apr 08, 2013 - 14:32 UTC

Hello Nigel,

Unfortunately, that's not possible right now, but we will consider adding such option in the future, You can vote for this request in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/153/

Best regards,

Waldir LeƓncio
Replied on Mar 19, 2015 - 19:22 UTC

Too bad Votebox is closed. How are the chances we get to see this feature, David? I too would love to be able to click on a task name and be directed to a folder or the file itself in my computer.

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on Mar 19, 2015 - 19:30 UTC

Hi Waldir,

Sorry about that! We don't have an ETA yet :-( As soon as we have more definite plans, we will share!


Ben Williams
Replied on Apr 17, 2015 - 18:34 UTC

I would also like to see this feature (i.e. the ability to include a link to a local file to a Todoist task)

olaf  premium
Replied on Jun 09, 2015 - 13:45 UTC

yep same here! I was amazed that I was able to create links to Lotus Notes using the "Notes:. . . " format. But equally amazed the file:. . . did not accomplish the same level of integration with native OS file browser.

Keep-up the good work!! ;-)

Dima  premium
Replied on Jun 20, 2015 - 19:01 UTC

Galina, make sure you discuss it with devs. This feature would help so much!