Automated replacement of Word template paths
We have just changed from an old Novell Server to a Windows Server. As a direct consequence, all of our thousands of Word documents have the path to the templates which resided on the Novell Server, accordingly they each take minutes to open.
I would be very grateful if someone could tell me if there is an automated routine that would replace the start of the string that comprises the embedded template in each Word document.
Specifically, it would need to replace \\TSB\Vol1 with H:
I envisaged starting this routine in a directory and having it make these replacements in each Word document in each of the many sub-directories.
Can this be done?
I have seen suggestions here of running a routine when the file is opened, but this would be 'mind numbing' and take many weeks, as there are thousands of files involved.
I would be very grateful for your advice.