Hyperlinking to files on a mapped network drive in Office 2010


When I attempt to hyperlink a file from a mapped drive, it takes 2-3 minutes to populate the list of files included in that mapped drive. However, when I try to add a hyperlink from a UNC path everything loads just fine. There are over 4,100 folders in this directory. I think the issue is that Outlook is trying to convert all of the paths of the files in the mapped drive to UNC paths. Is there any way to keep Outlook/Office from doing this?

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Check you have SP1 installed

Then check all the mapped drives on the PC.
This usually happens when one of the mapped drives is disconnected or slow to connect.

Can also happen if there are shortcuts in My Documents Folder that are broken.

David LeeCommented:
Hi, qualityip.

Outlook/Office has no control over how folders are handled.  That's a function of the operating system.  

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