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How to execute exe files from a browser

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Please how can I be able to call or open an exe file in a browser
May 21 '07 #1
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Atli
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You cant. Browsers have no access to local files, as that would pose a major security risk.
May 21 '07 #2

Atli
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May 21 '07 #3

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that not true.... you can browse your on c drive by using firefox or ie.


simple do a c:\ that it ........

as far as a exe try it out.....


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May 22 '07 #4

Atli
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that not true.... you can browse your on c drive by using firefox or ie.


simple do a c:\ that it ........

as far as a exe try it out.....


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Ok, let me clarify.

No browser will ever allow any script to access your local data, as that would pretty much give anyone with basic Javascrip knowledge access to your files.

Firefox and IE are applications run by your OS, so they do have access, but will do their best to keep scripts they download of the internet away from your data.

I also belive that when you enter a local path in the address bar of Internet Explorer, it mutates into Windows Explorer so it could be argued that you cant access your files trought IE :P

-Atli
May 22 '07 #5

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