I have a published service with links to folders that are for internal network drive use only. For example, the network folder path in windows explorer on my desktop is I:\Street Tree\Permits(permit number). I ran a field calculator on to show the field as file://I:\Street Tree\Permits(permit number). If I open that link in a web browser, it will open the folder.
My goal is to show the hyperlink and open the folder in Flex Viewer or an ArcGIS online web app template, but these applications will not recognize the file://I\Street Tree\Permits(permit number) as a web URL. I tried specifying in Flex Viewer the field as a hyperlink, and the web browser does not recognize as a link.
I am aware that the link will not work outside the internal network, which is fine for my purposes.