Html link to local folder in Windows

hello forum people,
I wanted to know how you can create a link to a local folder on windows using hmtl as the image that I attached (see list of files and be able to download them).
I have seen several things like configuring setings.js (// httpadmin and / httpstatic) but it does not seem to work(or something I did wrong).

what I'm trying (also attached code) has
the problem when I use "href = file: /// <c: user / folder / etc>" when accessing the link, "Not allowed to load local resource:" appears in the browser. Or a tab appears -> about:blank#bloqued

Im using chrome and windows


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Is not allowed, it is security limitation. You need to make it available on a webserver instead.

That is correct, you cannot mix an http delivered resource with a local one.

You have a couple of options.

  • Make Node-RED write html to a file that you load locally rather than via Node-RED's ExpressJS server.
  • Point the httpStatic setting to the folder so that it will load resources via Express.

Either way, Node-RED doesn't include the creation of an automatic file index page. So you will need to hack that together.

You could use my new node-red-contrib-static-markdown node which will let you point it at your folder in case you are already using the built-in Node-RED static server. It serves static files as well as Markdown. Still doesn't produce an auto-generated index list though - it was on my list of ideas to add.