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Links within Excel files having two dots instead of full path

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Hi.  We are trying to change the path in hyperlinks in Excel after moving servers.  We now realize that the paths all have ".." in front rather than a hard-coded path.  We cannot fix these paths using a VB program.  Why does Excel do this instead of using a mapped drive or UNC path?  I put a screenshot below showing how the hyperlink looks.  We are running Excel 2010, however, we believe it was the same thing in Excel 2003 but we never had to change the paths programmatically before.

Is there a setting in Excel to tell it to use mapped drives or the UNC path and not ".."?

Thanks,
Alexis
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