Preventing broken hyperlinks and vlookups


J

jane

We are planning a re-configuration of our primary Drive and will be moving
most of our folders and subfolders. We commonly use hyperlinks between
workbooks. We are an Excel dependent department nad have thousands of files
within our primary folders and subfolders.

During testing, I find that when the source workbook is moved, the hyperlink
to that workbook no longer works and I get: "Cannot open specified file."

I need to move the folders and subfolders soon and need to know how to
prevent this error from occurring when the users try to use the hyperlinks.

Also, re: vlookups - I know my vlookups to sheets within a workbook will be
fine. Will the vllokups to other workbooks break also?

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!! jane
 
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K

Kaman

Hmm...this is a tough one. Explain what you mean by "re-configuration". Are
you upgrading hardware/putting in a new drive? Or are you renaming all your
folders and reorganizing everything? If you're doing the latter, I'm not
sure much can be done short of changing each hyperlink manually (or at best,
doing a search/replace within each affected Excel file, if you can even do it
with hyperlinks...I've never tried that before).
 
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J

jane

yes, we are re-orangizing the folders into a more logical order so many
folders are moving with the files that are contained within.

I am thinking the same as you so far as there not being much you can do. In
this day adn age, you would think that would be possible.

I will explore the search/ replace possibility.

thanks!! jane
 

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