How to create a link to a file with spaces

How do I make a file path clickable?

Hold down Shift on your keyboard and right-click on the file, folder, or library for which you want a link. Then, select “Copy as path” in the contextual menu. If you’re using Windows 10, you can also select the item (file, folder, library) and click or tap on the “Copy as path” button from File Explorer’s Home tab.

How do I create a link to a local file in HTML?

You need to use the file:/// protocol (yes, that’s three slashes) if you want to link to local files. These will never open the file in your local applications automatically. That’s for security reasons which I’ll cover in the last section. If it opens, it will only ever open in the browser.

Can you have spaces in href?

Since space characters are not allowed in URLs, you have to encode them.

How do you handle spaces in a URL?

Our recommendation is to avoid using spaces in URLs, and instead use hyphens to separate words. If you are unable to do this, make sure to encode whitespace using “+” or “%20” in the query-string, and using “%20” within the rest of the URL.

How do I encode a href URL?

HTML encoding will escape ‘<‘ and ‘>’ characters and HTML will be valid, but after that there will be unexpected ‘&’ characters in the URL (this is reserved character for URL, it’s used as a delimiter of query string parameters).