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Open local Path in Qlik Sense

Hello Qlik Community,

I have the following question:

How can I open a local path or just a path using the windows-explorer from a Qlik Sense Table?

I load for example a table including a key (let's say it's just a number) and a path, like



Key, Path

1, C:\SomeFolder

2, C:\Qlik Sense Data\Database

2, C:\Program Files (x86)\File.pdf


I visualize the data using a standard Qlik Sense Table and I represent my Path as an URL:


If I click on an URL Windows 10 asks me to choose a tool to open it with (but it does not give me anything like "Windows Explorer" etc. it's empty). When I access my hub using a browser it tries to open a new tab with the url-encoded path which is no website so it fails too. I thought about encoding the path, which I did, but it didn't change anything. The browser now doesn't do anything, because the "URL" representation isn't working anymore:


I tried starting the filepath with "file://" which isn't working too. Which brings me back to my question: How do I open an path/file on my filesystem?

Thank you in advance.

5 Replies
New Contributor II

Re: Open local Path in Qlik Sense

can you try it with the Three slashes?

for example:



Re: Open local Path in Qlik Sense

Thank your for your answer Abdullah, I tried it but it makes no difference. I have the exact same behavior as before.

New Contributor III

Re: Open local Path in Qlik Sense

Could you tell me if you figured out a way for this issue ? I am looking for the same. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
New Contributor

Re: Open local Path in Qlik Sense

Did anyone find a solution to this problem? I'm interested in a solution as well.


New Contributor

Re: Open local Path in Qlik Sense

Link to local files or shared files are working in Qlikview using below Chrome extension 

Enable local file links


However, its not working in Qlik Sense. Does anyone know how it can work in Qlik Sense. Is it a limitation of Qlik Sense ? or is there any way to make this work in Qlik Sense ?