I don't have the exact answer, but rather an observation. I would have posted this as a comment but I cannot because of my low reputation.
I am also using TexMaker, and I wanted to put this link into my report:
It didn't work, as one
/ was treated as a
\. The forward slashes that are converted to back slashes are the ones following a
? in the url. In the url you provide, after
preview.html there is a question mark so the rest becomes
draft\93173\000001\BallisticHookePendulum. For my link, there's a question mark after
doc_for, and the rest of the url is interpreted as
As far as I've seen this is not a (pdf)Latex/MikTex problem. I have tried opening the same url with Adobe Reader and it works fine. It seems that only TexMaker gets it wrong on my computer. I am not sure why, however.