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Karen87
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Link to item does not open file in sharepoint but in brower

I have set up the following flow 

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Specifying the exact folder the file will be in

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When the approver gets the mail and clicks on the link it opens in a browser and not the file in sharepoint. I need to file to open in sharepoint so the user can sign it digitally from there. Why is it not opening in sharepoint? Would appreciate assistnac

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mahoneypat
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One way to do that is to change a setting in your SharePoint doc library to make it use the desktop app.  Just go to the Advanced Settings in Library Settings and look for this.

 

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Pat

 

 





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Thanks for the reply Pat. I am fairly new on the online Sharepoint and struggling to get to the setting you are referring to. I do not get the site actions on library tab. 

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Is it possible to guide me some more using the images posted here. Thank you

 

On the Library page, click on the gear icon and choose Library Settings, then Advanced Settings.

Pat

 





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Thank you! found it

I changed the setting 

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But the document still opens in the browser

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I confirmed same on my end.  Two ways around it:

- use this expression instead, which splits the 'Link to item' at the '?' in the link and returns just the first part.  For me, this opened in the desktop app

- have your users do this - Open file links directly in Office desktop apps (microsoft.com)

 

split(triggerOutputs()?['body/{Link}'], '?')?[0]
 
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Thanks Pat, I will try this but will this work for PDF? I am looking at specifically have users open PDF documents so they can add a e-signature

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