I would like to have a link in my tex file to a file on my computer using href from the hyperref package. However, the link includes a space,

../folder name/..

I tried

\href{file://data/folder\ name/file.pdf}{file}

but the link does not work (file not found). What is the correct way to do this?

  • Is there a backslash in the fully qualified filename (between "folder" and "name"), or should that be simple space, not preceded by a backslash? – Mico Jan 15 at 2:26
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    What about \href{file:"//data/folder name/file.pdf"}{file}? – Werner Jan 15 at 3:14
  • @Werner: Indeed, it works without backslash!! I was sure it has to appear there since it is necessary in the bash... – pawel_winzig Jan 15 at 4:17

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