Link to file system instead of https

The solution to this may be obvious but I can’t come up with it.

I’m trying to insert a hyperlink to a file or place in our windows filesystem in a task description. For example I’d like to reference a document at the location:


Browsers handle this type of link with ease, but when I try to insert a link, Asana keeps prepending https:// to my url and I end up with a link to:


Which is useless. I can paste the text version of the URL that points to the file system, but there ought to be a way to have a live hyperlink.

Any ideas? Is this a feature request somewhere?


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Hi @Bill_Pataky, thanks for reaching out. Good question!

As mentioned in this thread, Asana does not support external (server) links due to security reasons.

I recommend you take a look at Asana’s Statement on Security for background information

Security is super important to Asana, so anything you think could possibly compromise security probably isn’t possible in Asana. We want to keep people’s data secure! Any file linking/attachments will simply happen using the existing attachments feature - from computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, One Drive - or dropping a link into a task.

I hope this helps!

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