Hyperlink multiple PDF files to Excel file name

I am trying to hperlink pdf files to a corresponding Excel entry. I can open the folder which contains the pdf files using my existing link, but not the specific file in the Excel entry.  I used the following to get to that point , =HYPERLINK("D:\9999_DEALER\CARFAX-USI",J987). What am I missing?
castlerjSenior AnalystAsked:
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Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
You are missing the extension at the end..this will be..

=HYPERLINK("D:\9999_DEALER\CARFAX-USI.Pdf",J987)

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castlerjSenior AnalystAuthor Commented:
When I add the .pdf (extension at the end), I get the "cannot open the specified file" error message.
castlerjSenior AnalystAuthor Commented:
Just to be clear, the "9999_DEALER\CARFAX-USI" is the folder on my D: drive that has all the pdf files.
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Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Then which cell has the pdf file name???

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castlerjSenior AnalystAuthor Commented:
Cell J987 has the name of the pdf file that I am trying to link to. Attached is the master spreadsheet.
CARFAX-LIST-USI-Consolidated.xlsm
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
You need to use this formula...

=HYPERLINK("D:\5338_TUSTIN_II\CARFAX-USI\"&J987,J987)

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ProfessorJimJamMicrosoft Excel ExpertCommented:
instead of using all these hard coded formulas, why don't you use the free Add-in of Folder Tree by Chip Pearson

it programmatically puts the hyperlink from your folder to excel workbook , if you want only pdf files, then in the ad-in option put the filter only files with pdf extention.  

i believe it is much faster and efficient to use the add-in than formula
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