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    Link to Files (Outlook 2000)

    Hi

    Is there a way to include link to a file in the sharedrive where the user link on the link and it will bring him/her to the said file?

    thanks always,
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    Re: Link to Files (Outlook 2000)

    Can you explain what exactly you mean by " link on the link and it will bring him/her to the said file" in the context of Outlook? Do you want to include a link in an e-mail?

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    Re: Link to Files (Outlook 2000)

    Hans,

    I want to include a link in the message that when the receiving party click on it, he will be able to access the file directly instead of going thru the opening all those folders via the directories.

    Hope I am clear on this.

    thanks, kun

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    Re: Link to Files (Outlook 2000)

    If you create e-mail messages in HTML format, you can use Insert | Hyperlink...
    See Microsoft Office Assistance: Turn text into a hyperlink in an Outlook HTML message.

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    Re: Link to Files (Outlook 2000)

    Hans,

    Thanks alot, I know I can count on you.

    cheers, kun

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    Re: Link to Files (Outlook 2000)

    In plain text message, I find that links to folders sometimes work better than direct links to files. The usual strategy is to type this:

    <serversharemy foldermy subfolder>

    The angle brackets indicate to Outlook that it is all one path despite the spaces.

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    Re: Link to Files (Outlook 2000)

    Never one to use a menu when 800 lines of code will do, I use the attached. It has a minor advantage of allowing you to select more than one file to put the link in to.
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    Re: Link to Files (Outlook 2000)

    Hans,

    I realised that the link which I insert doesn't work when the recipient click on it, however, it work when I click on it. Why is this so?

    thanks, kun

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    Re: Link to Files (Outlook 2000)

    Does your path use a drive mapping that might be unique to your computer? Some operating system enforce a particular drive mapping (I think Novell Netware did this) but in Windows it can be unpredictable whether your F drive and someone else's F drive are the identical reference.

    Then of course there is the issue of file and folder permissions, but if they can navigate to the file the same way you did, that should not be a problem.

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    Re: Link to Files (Outlook 2000)

    The function "... Cvt2UNC(ByRef strPFName As String) ..." which is in the code in my attachment to <post#=502022>post 502022</post#> in this thread will convert a mapped drive name to a Universal Naming Convention name which should work for any user with access to the server in the link created, regardless of drive mapping.
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