Hyperlinks to other Word documents in same folder break when folder is moved.

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This has been the most frustrating Word glitch I have ever found but only because all the documentation I have found is crap.

I have a group of Word documents in the same folder.

I create links from one document to the other.

When I move the folder all the links break.

I have been trough all the documentation about relative and absolute file paths.  In one document I read it said that if you want to be able to transport Word files with links to each other you check "update links on save" but in another document I found it says you have to uncheck that to transport your data.

I am currently using Word 2013.

Is there anyone our there who can tell me how to stop my hyperlinks between word documents from breaking when I put the folder they are in on a USB and take it with me to a new location?

The most frustrating part of this is that I have toggled back and forth between the two settings for "update links" and it made no difference.  Does the setting lock into place forever if you have many hyperlinks?  Do I have to get rid of all of them and start over for the setting to work.

An absolute answer to this issue seems impossible to find - even with Google....
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An update to this question.  I have been searching for an answer for a week and have found absolutely nothing.  The only thing I have found after days of Google searches has been:

- Numerous sites with this exact question and conflicting answers that do not work.
- Numerous sites with this exact question - ending in a frustrated statement that no one can answer the question.

Anyone who can solve this one is truly hard core.

Ken -


You rock!  Links are porting now.

I can't believe that in three days of searching my queries never ran across this.

Thanks again!

Ken -

Yup - the crazy world of word. Glad to help 😃

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