I would like to add a hyperlink to a SharePoint list, that directs the user to a folder within a library (the folder contains many scanned certificates).

The problem is the hyperlink is way too long (more than the 255 characters allowed):


Is there a way to shorten it so I can add the hyperlink to the list?

I can use the hyperlink to the library (where the user would than select the corresponding folder), but I would like to directly link to the folder.

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You should be able to add a folder path similar to how Windows does it, via the URL.

Instead of the url query at the end to select your root folder and path (the section after the ? in the url given) try and create a URL in the form following:

http://mySiteCollection.com/sites/SiteInQuestion/My Library/Folder1/Second Folder

You may need to have /SiteInQuestion/Lists/My Library or similar. But you should be able to add the url in a more "File Explorer" like way.

  • Ahh, I see. Yep, it works. Thanks!
    – Shinobii
    May 9, 2019 at 14:57

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