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Searching for hyperlinks that do not begin with http RRS feed

  • Question

  • So, we need to locate SharePoint documents containing hyperlinks that use relative path references, rather than full URLs.

    What would be the best way to accomplish that kind of search?

    These are Word documents, so typically the hyperlinks are not written as A tags with href attributes, but are created with the hyperlink tool inside of Office tools.

    Has anyone out there found a way to accomplish this type of search?

    Thank you

    Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:06 PM

All replies

  • Hi, 

    Do you mean the hyperlinks are inside your Word documents? And you want to search the relative hyperlink inside the documents in SharePoint?

    If yes, you need to run a crawl, then when you search the contents(hyperlink) inside documents, it will display in SP search results.

    Best regards,

    Allen Bai


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    Monday, July 23, 2018 5:48 AM
  • In our SP 2010 site document libraries, there are some Word documents with hyperlinks that are not absolute path hyperlinks. Instead, the referenced file was specified as a relative path.

    We don't know exactly why someone would have done this, but it is causing issues.

    The reason we discovered this is that one staffer downloaded one of these documents. The process of downloading the document coverted the relative path in the hyperlink, to a absolute local page. It basically was changed into file://c:\users\personal_login\...

    The staffer is not an expert SP2010 user, and reported that sharepoint was not permitting them to access the links.

    Now that we have found the issue behind the odd links, we need to search through our SP2010 sites to find other cases of this type of hyperlink so that we can set the wheels in motion to modify things to a more reliable absolute path.

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 6:26 PM
  • Hi,

    Seems that you have found the solution for your issue.

    You could mark your reply as an answer. It will help others who meet the similar question in this forum.

    Best regards,

    Allen Bai


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    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 10:13 AM
  • Hi,

    Is there any update on your issue? I am willing to hear from you.

    Best regards,

    Allen Bai


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    Monday, August 6, 2018 2:56 AM