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Status: WontFix
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Closed: Mar 2014
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OS: Windows
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Type: Bug

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Cannot open file:// links in new IE tab
Reported by, May 22 2012 Back to list
ChromeFrame version: <from gcf:about:version>

Related URL(s):

Steps to reproduce the issue:
1. Prepare an html file containing <a target='_blank' rel='noreferrer' href=''>Go to Google</a>
2. Open this html in GCF
3. Click on it. It opens in a new IE tab and IE renders that tab.
4. Prepare an html file containing <a target='_blank' rel='noreferrer' href='file:///C:/'>Open Folder</a>
5. Open this html in GCF
6. Click on it. 

What do you expect to happen?
I expect GCF to open file:///C:/ in a new IE tab and IE to render that tab.

What do you see instead?
Left click on the link = Nothing happens.
Right click and select "open link in new window" = GCF opens a new tab in gcf:about:blank
Comment 1 by, May 22 2012
Google Chrome	19.0.1084.46 (Official Build 135956) m
OS	Windows
WebKit	536.5 (@116441)
JavaScript	V8
Flash	11,2,202,235
User Agent	Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/536.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/19.0.1084.46 Safari/536.5
Status: Available
GCF doesn't handle file:// URLS for security reasons. I suppose we should defer to IE when the "noreferrer" flag is set but it will need security review.
Comment 3 by, Dec 11 2012
Has there been any discussion regarding this? 
I had approval to deploy this company wide to help with performance of some intranet web apps I've been working on, however this issue is the only thing holding us back at the moment.
In the interm, is there any work around you can see to give access to open local files and windows explorer windows?
Project Member Comment 4 by, Mar 10 2013
Labels: -Feature-ChromeFrame Cr-ChromeFrame
Comment 5 by Deleted ...@, May 30 2013
I understand the security reasons, but I'm running into a similar issue. A registry/group policy setting to unlock this functionality would be acceptable.
Comment 6 Deleted
Comment 7 by, Sep 18 2013
Has there been a solution found for this.  It is stopping us from using Chrome company wide.

Comment 8 by, Mar 17 2014
Status: WontFix
Support for Chrome Frame has ended; see
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