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SharePoint 2007 links to document library problem

Posted on 2012-08-19
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Last Modified: 2012-08-21
I have created a document library within the "All Site Content" and on a page of the same site i have created a web part Tracking-Links that has links pointing back to the contents of that document library. The problem is that the links work as far as they are pointing to the general contents of the document library but if i try to have links pointing to inside a folder of that same library then the link gets broken and it only shows the general contents inside that libary but it does not go inside a folder of the same. I thought it might be a bug but is there a workaround please?
Question by:JasnaDika
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ID: 38311509
You can't just copy the URL of the folder - it will be the URL of the folder view, not the folder itself.
So to get the correct link to the folder you need to prepare link like this:


I hope it helps.
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by:Rainer Jeschor
ID: 38311595
could you perhaps post a sample link which does not work?
As svetaye stated, the link should be rather simple - you just have to be careful in regards to your site structure (if you are in a sub sub site for instance) and to use appropriate space / special character encodings (e.g. either a "+" or "%20" for a space in the folder name)


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ID: 38317454
Thank you svetaye and RainerJ!
These are great suggestions but even though i tried creating the path it does not work so far.
To be more detailed - Here are my directly copied links from the browser for what i am trying to accomplish:

The site links is:

On a page of that site i have created Site Settings>Tracking>Links web part. The links of that web part are supposed to point to inside a subfolder of a folder that is in Shared Documents - a Document Library of the same site.

This is the link directly copied from the browser when Shared Documents is opened:

The folder that has the subfolder that i am trying to reach and is within Share Documents:
NAME: BU Policy Matrix and New Use Cases
LINK: http://office-ta.mae.com/it/SocialServices/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2fit%2fSocialServices%2fShared%20Documents%2fBU%20Policy%20Matrix%20and%20New%20Use%20Cases&FolderCTID=&View=%7b20D0A363%2dDE6E%2d447E%2d9FE2%2d60E488DAC51D%7d

The subfolder of the folder that i need the links to actually point to:
NAME: 62 63 64 MIMA LI Twitter FB
LINK: http://office-ta.mae.com/it/SocialServices/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2fit%2fSocialNetworking%2fShared%20Documents%2fBU%20Policy%20Matrix%20and%20New%20Use%20Cases%2f62%2063%2064%20MIMA%20LI%20Twitter%20FB&FolderCTID=&View=%7b20D0A363%2dDE6E%2d447E%2d9FE2%2d60E488DAC51D%7d

Instead what happens is that the link opens Shared Documents instead of the subfolder of the folder that is within Shared Documents.

I tried simplifying the link but didn't have success. Could you help please?
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Rainer Jeschor earned 2000 total points
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 38317739
That worked! Thank you so much!

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