Non-embedded attachments are throwing error about UNC path

Joplin 2.7.15 (prod, win32)
Client ID: 1a2a9a214b0a4bf39d27c9dadb687b91
Sync Version: 3
Profile Version: 41
Keychain Supported: Yes
Revision: 8352e23
Windows 10 19044

This seems like if it were a bug, it'd be a bigger deal and more people would have this issue, which is why I'm posting here. However, it does seem like a bug-- I'll bring it to Github, unless someone here knows what this is.

On any of my Notes that contain a Linked attachment (not where the item is embedded), Ctrl+Clicking the link causes Windows to throw an error:

Windows cannot access
\\C:\Users\kauffy\{internal name of attachment.filetypeextension}

It does this for both new Notes I create, and old notes I have already created.
For some reason, it's causing Windows to try to reach the file path as though it were a machine name: "Windows can’t find the host name "C:" using DNS."

I used the Joplin dev tools to look in at the source, and it appears that the HTML links to those items contain a // that breaks retrieving the file.

In the source, the link appears like this:

However, if I go in and delete the two /'s after the file:, the link will work, like so:

This should be this bug here.

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You are correct. I was overthinking the search terms and didn't find it.

However, it looks like nobody has addressed it, as one attempt was made that was a bit hacky, and the change was rejected, and it doesn't look like anything else was entered again.

But the other user and I can't be the only users of Windows, nor even the only users of the Windows rich editor. I'd think there'd be many more complaints.

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