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    A coworker set up a hyplink field in his database and it worked fine up until a few weeks ago. He would right-click, select hyperlink>edit hyperlink, navigate to the file he wanted and he was set. Now, instead of giving him something like:
    \\uswvfs02\dshares\CompanyDocuments\printed material specs\CC 30-6 08-10_20100921064100.pdf
    it comes up as this in the dialog box and he has to correct the link to get it to work:
    ..\..\..\dshares\CompanyDocuments\printed material specs\CC 30-6 08-10_20100921064100.pdf

    Any idea why it won't give him the actual address and if there is a way around this?

    Thanks,
    Eric

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    Is it possible that there has been a network reconfiguration such that the address exceeds the length of the field size or the width of the dialog box? Also, has your co-worker's PC environment changed? Those are the only two possibilities that come to mind...
    Wendell

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    That is a valid address, but the path may not be correct.
    "..\..\..\" means go up 3 directory levels. e.g. C:\Docs\2010\June is 3 levels deep. Using "..\..\..\" will return you to the root directory.

    I suspect the database server has changed structure and the link is relative, giving an incorrect path.

    cheers, Paul

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