I have a really basic web page (for testing reasons) that creates a link to a document on my C drive. The document definitely exists and I can open it manually, but the link on my page will not open the document.

The page creates the following link:
<a href="file:\\\C:\hello.txt">C:\hello.txt</a>

and it does not work in either IE or Firefox.

Am I missing something really obvious?

Thanks, Ian