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    Hyperlinks

    Where does Word 97 store the history of hyperlinks? Deleting Normal.dot does not clean them out.
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    Re: Hyperlinks

    I believe they are stored as a part of IE history. Try clearing your IE history and see if it has any effect.
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    Re: Hyperlinks

    Hi Doug & Charles:

    I have Word 2000, but they may be the same. I think the list is composed of more than one list: there's one for recently browsed pages, recent links, & recent files. If I find where each of these come from, I'll post back.

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    Re: Hyperlinks

    Do a Find or Search on ALL of your hard drives for "Recent" and you will be surprised at what is listed where.[img]/w3timages/icons/aflame.gif[/img]

    I am running Windows 98 and Windows 2000 dual boot with MS Office 2000.[img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Hyperlinks

    Excellent observation, Dave. Of the 3 catagories in the hyperlink dialog box (the one that opens when you press Ctrl+K), I now know at least one of the sources:

    Recent files: "C:WINDOWSApplication DataMicrosoftOfficeRecent"

    As far as browsed pages catagory, it doesn't appear to follow IE history exactly. It inlcudes all web pages browsed, whether IE, Netscape, or Opera. It also inlcudes *.htm files that have been opened locally. I still haven't had time to track that down.

    Inserted Links: Haven't figured that one out either but I know it's updated constantly. The screen tip listed under this topic on my machine currently is this very message that I'm composing.

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    Re: Hyperlinks

    You will find that there is a 'Recent' sub folder for each account when using Windows 2000, so if one is using profiles in the other OS's I think one may find some there also. The following are from my Windows 2000 hard drive.

    Focuments and SettingsAdministratorRecent
    Focuments and SettingsAdministratorApplication DataMicrosoftOfficeRecent
    Focuments and SettingsAdministratorLocal SettingsHistory

    Focuments and SettingsDaveARecent
    Focuments and SettingsDaveAApplication DataMicrosoftOfficeRecent
    Focuments and SettingsDaveALocal SettingsHistory

    As for the history a copy is also found in the Default User folder. <font color=red>This copy is a listing of ALL users history.</font color=red>
    Focuments and SettingsDefault UserLocal SettingsHistory

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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