I'm having an issue pasting URLs in a SharePoint site's navigation. When I drop a link into this navigation, the URL will display the link I used (top picture), but when I leave the settings to test the link, it doesn't work because it's been shortened to something unusable (lower picture). I'm aware that adding a link with Browse leaves the user with a link that is suspiciously the same length as the broken link that I end up with. Does anyone know if the link trimming itself is supposed to happen, or is there something broken here?

The URL listed is the one I intend to use

The URL listed is what's left after SharePoint truncates it

  • This behavior is fine. Its making the URL relative. Are the links working? – Amal Hashim Jan 12 '15 at 15:52
  • No, the links don't work. I get a 404 error with the shortened link. – mjacket Jan 12 '15 at 15:56

Add the link using the following URL format


Note - Please change spelling error in the URL. I typed it by looking into the image.

  • The link in that format works. I've noticed that the list settings display exactly that URL, but the page itself has the one I listed as broken. Might you have an idea of the link from the page itself doesn't work? – mjacket Jan 12 '15 at 16:13
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    Check this hezser.de/blog/2012/08/18/… – Amal Hashim Jan 12 '15 at 16:14

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