I want to open documents directly from the Quick Launch menu. I have added the hyperlink but I get this error message each time:

The file that you selected could not be found. Check the spelling of the file name and verify that the location is correct. Make sure that the file has not been renamed, moved, or deleted.

I click OK and it goes straight to the document but I would like to remove the error message.

I tried Library Settings > Advanced > Open in Client Browser. This did remove this error message:

Close Excel Error The workbook cannot be opened because it contains the following features that are not supported by Excel in the browser: • Data validation Would you like to try and open this file in Excel?

That is great but I still get the first error message when trying to open a document from a link on the Quick Launch menu (under Lists).

Can you help me get rid of that error message? Thanks Tom

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At Quick launch navigation, you should make sure that the file URL has web parameter (?Web=1) like this


Also, it's preferred to get your file URL from document library as the following

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Then copy it at your quick launch navigation URL .

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