troubleshooting Question

Hyper Links In Dataview Grid

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DatabasesMicrosoft AccessVisual Basic.NET
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Hello experts. I created a form in vb.net (desktop application). I am playing around with a datagridview for the first or second time (newbie). The datagrid connects to a ms access database. The name of the table is called Master. In the table I have a field called File with a data type of hyper link. What I would like is the user click on the hyper link and have it open the appropriate pdf file. For example the pdf file for testing purposes is setup and located at c:\test\201\201.PDF.

In my access table in the field it shows up as the following file:///c:\test\201\201.PDF.  However, when I run my application it shows up in the grid as follows: #file:///c:\Test\201\201.PDF and is grayed out.

My question is how do I get it to just show up with the file name like 201.PDF and have the user click on the hyper link to open the file? Keep in mind I'm fairly new so the simpler the better.
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