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    Hyperlinks not working

    Hello,

    I've been using Excel (2000) for years and all of a sudden I'm running into this issue with my hyperlinks. Instead of going to the assigned website, I get a pop up error msg and an opened up notepad doc. see screenshot

    I've tried just about everything that I can think of. I right click on the cell and and select "edit hyperlink", only to find that the hyperlink is correct. I've even opened up a new excel document and created a new hyperlink, but get the same results.

    Anyone have a solution for this issue?

    Thanks.

    GM
    Last edited by GavinMacQueen; 01-30-2011 at 06:16 PM.

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    Re: Hyperlinks not working

    Hi,

    Go to Insert >> Hyperlink >> Put web address in Address Box.
    Please check the attache screen shot.

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    Re: Hyperlinks not working

    Hi Rahul,

    Tried as you suggested. Still get the same results. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks,

    GM

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    Re: Hyperlinks not working

    Hmmm, I honestly thought that this forum would be the one to help me. I guess I'll look elsewhere for help.

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    Re: Hyperlinks not working

    bye bye then
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    Re: Hyperlinks not working

    Quote Originally Posted by martindwilson View Post
    bye bye then
    lol, what a phucking bloke! Off to higher intelligence!
    Last edited by GavinMacQueen; 01-30-2011 at 03:17 AM.

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    Re: Hyperlinks not working

    martin's comments do not reflect the attitude of the majority of our Forum's members

    Gavin, it would have helped if you attached an example workbook so that we can test the hyperlinks
    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Hyperlinks not working

    Quote Originally Posted by royUK View Post
    martin's comments do not reflect the attitude of the majority of our Forum's members

    Gavin, it would have helped if you attached an example workbook so that we can test the hyperlinks
    It would have helped if someone would have asked me to attached an example workbook, though in hind sight I know my excel doc's hyperlinks would have worked on their computer since it turns out that the problem had nothing to do with excel.

    I solved the problem myself. It turns out that a couple weeks ago I had downloaded a media player off the internet and without my knowledge(or I missed the little box that I had to uncheck) loaded google chrome onto my computer. When I realized this, I immediately remove the program(Google Chrome)from my computer. Little did I know that it had changed the file path for all my hyperlinks used on my computer. So I simply did the following:

    1. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
    2. Open the Folder Options settings and click the File Types tab.
    3. Select "(NONE) URL: HyperText Transfer Protocol" from the Registered File Types list.
    4. Click Advanced. Then, click Edit in the resulting dialog box.
    5. Browse and locating the appropriate browser .exe file.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Hyperlinks not working

    Hello GavinMacQueen,

    thank you for taking the trouble to return and post the solution you found for your problem. I'm sure other members of this forum will benefit from this post.

    cheers,

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