I have a requirement where I have to access some pdf files which would be stored in the Tableau Server. I came across few discussions like: Tableau 8.1 new "URL Blocked" message for file:/// URL Actions? I am trying like: file:///X:/SomeDirectory/SomeFile.xlsx .But that is not working, neither I am getting 'URL Blocked' message. I am using Tableau 9.3. Could anybody update if there is any update or change or workaround to this? I have even come across : Accessing the Web Server in Tableau Server . But unfortunately that would not be an option with us since that is not supported by tableau.