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Excel hyperlinks getting corrupted.

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Last Modified: 2014-05-20
I have a large number of Excel files in one folder e.g. C:\Users\Me\Documents\Files\[*.xlsm]
One of the files is a summary of all the other files.  It's just a list of all the other files with certain cells summarized.  Let's call it list.xlsm.
In the first column are descriptive names of each file.
I have elected to add a hyperlink to these names that points to that file so I can open it easily.

Twice now, I've found the hyperlinks corrupted like this:

Original hyperlink:

So, since list.xlsm is in the same folder, the implication of this link would be C:\Users\Me\Documents\Files\file.xlsm

This morning I opened the list.xlsm file and tried to use the hyperlinks.  They didn't work.
In opening the links for editing, I find them changed to this:

Resulting hyperlink:

that's right -../../ and so forth and the following reference to AppData, etc. exactly.

This is the second time that this has happened.  I need to prevent this as I only know how to fix it with a tedious manual process.
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