Enable local file links

Enable local file links

Make it possible to open by click a link to a local file that is disabled by Chrome.

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What is Enable local file links?

Enable local file links is a very popular Chrome extension by Takashi Sugimoto (tksugimoto). This extension has 3,173,996 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.92, and is most similar to Enable local file links and Open local file links. The latest version, 0.8.0, was updated 7 months ago.

Stats date:
Rating: 3.92 (66)
Version: 0.8.0 (Last updated: 2022-11-12)
Creation date: 2020-02-09
Manifest version: 3
  • scripting
Host permissions:
  • *://*/*
Size: 6.99K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge
In Google Chrome, links to local files are disabled, unlike IE.
This extension allows you to open a link to a local file by clicking it.

A malicious page can not open a local file without permission, because this extension reacts only to the click operation by the user.

Personal information is not collected / used.
Source code is released to GitHub (see "Website" link).
User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Works well for some users
  • Fixes issues with opening file links
  • Useful for intranet sites
  • Good idea
  • Doesn't work for some users
  • Limited functionality
  • May not work with certain Chrome versions or sites
  • May not support certain symbols in file names
Most mentioned
  • Doesn't work
  • Works well
  • Useful
  • Chrome compatibility issues
  • Intranet sites
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Risk impact

Enable local file links requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Enable local file links if you trust the publisher.

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Risk likelihood

Enable local file links has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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