How to keep a shortcut using a UNC to my local computer from chaning??

Posted on 2004-11-30
Last Modified: 2008-02-26
Hi All,
I'm trying to setup a shortcut to a local folder that is shared on the network.  For reasons too long-winded to try to describe here, I need to have a shortcut to a UNC "stay" as shortcut to the UNC.  Currently it always reverts back to the local path.  

For example, the shortcut to \\computer\share becomes a shortcut to c:\share.  For consistency with network users within a excel worksheet, this needs to be the same from all workstations including the host workstation.

Question: Is there a way for me to prevent Windows XP from changing my UNC shortcut to a local path shortcut?

Question by:colepc
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    Is this shortcut within an Excel spreadsheet?????
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    If you're using Windows XP, try stopping the "Distributed Link Tracking Client" service.

    Get more information here:

    Hope this helps,


    Author Comment

    Paul, it's a reference or "pasted link" within a spreadsheet cell referring to another worksheet elsewhere on either a local or network share.

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