I need to make channel files locked url to open pdf's in the browser rather than prompting users to download. I can't see this as an option, is it possible?

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The issue is the obfuscated link provided by the locked URL doesn't have a file type. So this means Google isn't reading it and it can't be shown as a web page. If you want the browser to show it like a web page you have to use the regular url.


  • OK, thanks. I wrote a little plugin which does just what i need. I don't want to expose the path to files so have the file links pointing to my plugin.
    – BillyMedia
    Mar 9, 2015 at 19:37
  • Hey @BillyMedia any chance you would share the plugin? I'm stuck in the same situation...thanks!
    – DanH
    Jan 3, 2016 at 21:59

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