Linked Microsoft Word & Exce documents looking to old server
Posted on 2012-04-11
One of our old file servers died, so we setup a new one and copied all the data to it. Trouble is when we open some Word documents that have linkes to Excel (and Vice Versa) files which were on the old file server, the document hangs for a long time whilst it looks for the file on the old, now non existant server. All the docs are now on the new box, but I just don't wish to wait for minutes whilst the software attempts to contact a long since dead server!
We have a large amount of docs with this issue, is there a way to bulk replace the link to the old server, or can you force the doc to stop looking to the old server (keypress etc.) so it can be re-pathed?
Thanks in advance.