Wednesday, April 06, 2011 2:14 PM
I'm trying to hyperlink to a folder on the network. It's actually an external hard drive but it's got an IP address and I can map to it. It will not connect when I make an mde out of my access dbase. I get the message "cannot open the specified file". I'm guessing it has something to do with it being external storage because I can hyperlink to other folders actually out on the network itself. Any suggestions?
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:24 AM
You may use a ound character in a file name for a hyperlink, please check this article:
In addition, what's the type of your Access applicaiton and how did you use the hyperlink in it? Could you show me some code snippet?
Here is a thread about the similar problem for you to reference:
Hope this can help you.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 6:06 PM
Mike, I create the hyperlink by selecting the hyperlink button on the tool bar and just found the location of the folder I wanted to be hyperlinked and the system creates the link.
Looks like it's working now. When I looked at the properties of the hyperlink it was giving me the following address: ..\Lab%20Submissions
I went in and manually changed it to: X:\Lab Submissions And it now works correctly when I convert the front end to an mde file and deploy it to other users. Looks like it has something to do with the way access creates the hyperlink when I let the system generate/insert the hyperlinked address.
Thanks for the help!
- Marked As Answer by taking Wednesday, April 13, 2011 6:07 PM