I have been experiencing the oddest thing. I have a excel spreadsheet that has links within the document that are linked to a network drive. The links work perfectly in the excel spreadsheet until I upload the excel workbook to the SP13 document library. When I upload the workbook to the document library the URL is changed to the document library URL automatically. Has anyone experienced this issue before? Thanks for your help.

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You may need to set "Update links on save" to false prior to adding your hyperlinks to the Excel spreadsheet.

In Excel 2010:
- uncheck "Update links on save" in Options > General > Web Options > Files tab

In Excel 2013:
- uncheck "Update links on save" in Options > Advanced > Web Options (under "General") > Files tab

After changing the Excel setting, re-create your hyperlinks in the spreadsheet, re-upload to SharePoint, and the links ought to be correct.

  • thank you so much for your response. I will try that now. Thank you! May 28, 2014 at 12:29
  • Hope it works for you! Let me know how it goes.
    – Phil Greer
    May 28, 2014 at 15:33
  • Your steps were very helpful. The issue is still happening. Now I am not sure if this is a SharePoint issue. There are two other documents within the document library with embedded links to the network within the spreadsheet that are not experiencing the same issue. I unchecked "update links on save" and recreated the link. Therefore, if this were a SharePoint issue I am thinking the other two excel workbooks would not work either. Not sure what the issue maybe. However, I appreciate all of your help. Thanks! May 28, 2014 at 18:27

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