question about moving a project three with links

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hello,

I have an entire project three to backup, I intend to move it from a PC to an extrerna HHD.
The .docs in the project three contain hyperlinks to other files, and the folders within the project have a pattern relative to the network, please see screenshot attached... however all the files within this project are contained in the project itself... there are no links to files or folders outside the project.

However, what happens if i copy this whole project into an HHD? will I be able to open up its folders on a different PC as well? or will I get an error? what about the hyperlinks?
Not sure if there is an issue of absolute vs relative path of the files?
 

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Yup, it's exactly an issue of relative vs absolute paths. Relative paths should work regards of where you move the project. Absolute paths lock the project down to its current location and it can't be relocated without changing all the path references. (This is of course why the use of absolute paths is highly discouraged.) The only way to find it is to copy it and try.
 

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Yup, it's exactly an issue of relative vs absolute paths. Relative paths should work regards of where you move the project. Absolute paths lock the project down to its current location and it can't be relocated without changing all the path references. (This is of course why the use of absolute paths is highly discouraged.) The only way to find it is to copy it and try.

thanks, but anyone knows about an utility or a way that can secure this issue so to have an external backup of the project three and all its links within files and folder working?
 
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