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Backup of files containing hyperlinks

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Richardray, Aug 16, 2019.

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  1. Richardray

    Richardray Thread Starter

    Aug 16, 2019
    I am trying to back up excel spreadsheets to a Toshiba 2TB portable hard drive. The spreadsheets contain files that have hyperlinks which bring up additional supporting documents. When I back up to the portable drive the files are there but the hyperlinks don't work. The files linked to the documents are on the portable drive but the hyperlink won't access them
    I am a real computer dummy so any help is appreciated.
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    The hyperlinks probably are referring to the folder where your originally kept the data files. And that folder name does not exist on the backup drive.
  3. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    As you stated this is a "backup", it's a non issue as the files should never be used or accessed from the "backup" drive.

    If the files ever get restored (ie: moved back) to the original location, the links should work as intended.
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