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Simple Hyperlink not working

I have a simple horizontal navigator that contains 6 links.  In my local environment I'm able to redirect from page to page.  On host server nothing happens. this code resides in my masterpage calling files that exist on the root directory. Please see code below.  Any suggestions is appreciated.

                <!--Begin Navigator Bar -->
                <!--This section contains the Website Navigator -->
                <div id="navbar">
                    <ul id="topnav">
                        <li><asp:HyperLink ID="DefaultHome" runat="server" NavigateUrl="../Default.aspx" ToolTip="HOME" Text="HOME" /></li>
                        <li><asp:HyperLink ID="DefaultBio" runat="server" NavigateUrl="../Bio.aspx" ToolTip="About Robert Debonairé" Text="About Robert Debonairé" /></li>
                        <li><asp:HyperLink ID="DefaultMusic" runat="server" NavigateUrl="../Music.aspx" ToolTip="About The Music" Text="About The Music" /></li>
                        <li><asp:HyperLink ID="DefaultMedia" runat="server" NavigateUrl="../Pictures.aspx" ToolTip="PICTURES" Text="Pictures" /></li>
                        <li><asp:HyperLink ID="DefaultBlog" runat="server" NavigateUrl="" ToolTip="BLOG" Text="Robert's BLOG" /></li>
                        <li><asp:HyperLink ID="DefaultShow" runat="server" NavigateUrl="../Show.aspx" ToolTip="SHOWS" Text="SHOWS" /></li>
                        <li><asp:HyperLink ID="DefaultContact" runat="server" NavigateUrl="" ToolTip="CONTACT US" Text="CONTACT" Visible="false" /></li>
                </div><!--End Navigator Bar-->
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Only one of your ASP:Hyperlinks actually contains a path to a file.  That said try...
...and see if that solves your problem
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Thank you for your reply.  I had tried both of those previously and again after your post.  On the host server links still aren't working.  Unsure why?  I would hate to have to use linkbuttons because that will make a call to backend code but I know that works.
Update, tried using linkbutton and it didn't work either. Has to be something on host server.
It's almost certainly a pathing issue.  When deployed on the server, what path does the hyperlink show when you hover over it?  Alternately, you can right-click and "view source."

In Visual Studio, do you have the "Virtual path" set to "/" (root)?
I believe your correct.  I change the code to know call backend script to redirect, which doesn't work so the code now looks like this;  before then the href="Bio.aspx" for example.

                <!--This section contains the Website Navigator -->
                <div id="navbar">
                    <ul id="topnav">
                        <li><a id="ctl00_DefaultHome" title="HOME" href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$DefaultHome','')" style="text-decoration:none;">HOME</a></li>
                        <li><a id="ctl00_DefaultBio" title="About Robert Debonairé" href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$DefaultBio','')" style="text-decoration:none;">About Robert Debonairé</a></li>
                        <li><a id="ctl00_DefaultMusic" title="About The Music" href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$DefaultMusic','')" style="text-decoration:none;">About The Music</a></li>
                        <li><a id="ctl00_DefaultMedia" title="PICTURES" href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$DefaultMedia','')" style="text-decoration:none;">Pictures</a></li>
                        <li><a id="ctl00_DefaultBlog" title="BLOG" href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$DefaultBlog','')" style="text-decoration:none;">Robert's BLOG</a></li>
                        <li><a id="ctl00_DefaultShow" title="SHOWS" href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$DefaultShow','')" style="text-decoration:none;">SHOWS</a></li>
So all these files sit in the root of the site?  Even the master page?  

How about...
No the master resides in a folder: /MasterPages/RDMaster.master
Try the changed NavigateURLs, then try putting the master page in the root of the web site.
Is your *.aspx handiler enabled in the iis of server? That too may be an issue.
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