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How to change multiple hyperlink paths at once in Excel?

For some purpose, you may create multiple hyperlinks for your values in the worksheet, and all of the hyperlinks are linked to the same file path or address, but now, you need to replace this hyperlink path with another address at a time. To change the path of the hyperlinks individually may waste a lot of time, is there a quick way to solve this problem?

Change multiple hyperlink paths at once with VBA code

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arrow blue right bubble Change multiple hyperlink paths at once with VBA code


Supposing you have a list of data with the same hyperlinks as following screenshot shown, and with a VBA code, you can quickly replace the old file path or address with a new one.

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1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Module window.

VBA code: change multiple hyperlink paths at once

Sub ReplaceHyperlinks()
'Updateby20140220
Dim Ws As Worksheet
Dim xHyperlink As Hyperlink
Dim xOld As String, xNew As String
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set Ws = Application.ActiveSheet
xOld = Application.InputBox("Old text:", xTitleId, "", Type:=2)
xNew = Application.InputBox("New text:", xTitleId, "", Type:=2)
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
For Each xHyperlink In Ws.Hyperlinks
    xHyperlink.Address = Replace(xHyperlink.Address, xOld, xNew)
Next
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and a prompt box to let you input your old hyperlink address into the Old text box. See screenshot:

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4. Click OK, and another prompt box is popped out to remind you entering the new hyperlink address that you want to use.

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5. And then click OK, all the same old hyperlink addresses have been replaced by the new one at once. See screenshots:

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1. Click Kutools > Link > Convert Hyperlinks, see screenshot:

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2. In the Convert Hyperlinks dialog box, select Hyperlinks addresses replace cell contents option under the Convert type section, and then click the first doc change hyperlinks8 button to select the range of hyperlinks that you want to extract the real addresses, click the second doc change hyperlinks8button to choose a cell where you want to put the result, see screenshot:

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3. Then click OK button, and all the real addresses have been extracted from the selected hyperlinks, see screenshot:

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Click Kutools > Links > Delete Hyperlinks, then choose the scope which you want to remove the hyperlinks, see screenshot:

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  • To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.
    wannabeIT · 6 months ago
    Had a spreadsheet with over 200 items that had hyperlinks that needed to be edited. This just saved me SO MUCH TIME. THANK YOU!!
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    Lona · 1 years ago
    I need to only get part of my text in the hyperlinks removed.
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    Taylor · 1 years ago
    For some reason, these macros have quit working recently. I have used them multiple times to fix issues on many spreadsheets but now it doesn't do anything. No errors just no corrections
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      Jafedi · 5 months ago
      I´m the same problem. What´s the reason?
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    Fabio · 2 years ago
    Wow, thanks. Its amazing that Excel doesn't have a solution for cases like this.
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    Vern · 2 years ago
    Sorry, nevermind about my question, I stumbled on my answer. I exited out of the macro editor, placed my cursor in cell A1 of the worksheet I wanted to edit and ran the macro and Boom all the links were changed! Thanks so much!
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    Vern Poplaski · 2 years ago
    I loaded the hyperlink change macro and ran it. It worked but only on the active cell. How do you get it to go through the entire worksheet?
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    Hannes · 2 years ago
    I have a spreadsheet with thousands of links to scanned images on a Google Drive folder. When Excel crashes, it decides to change all my hyperlinks and have it point at a APP ROAMING directory. It took me less than 15 minutes to fix all links. You are the best !!!!
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    pranav · 2 years ago
    great help. the code helped me mass update hyperlinks in a minute.

    thanks a ton
    Pranav
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    Tom · 2 years ago
    Amazing - thanks v much, this just saved me a load of manual editing after a spreadsheet of mine crashed and recovered but with corrupted hyperlinks
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    Diishaa · 2 years ago
    How would I change this in order to update hyperlinks that link to folders within a hard drive rather than external web addresses?
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    Diishaa · 2 years ago
    I tried to run it on hyperlinks that contains other folders reference but it didn't work.
    How would I change this in order to update hyperlinks that link to folders within a hard drive rather than external web addresses?
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    Benjamin · 2 years ago
    Amazing. Worked like a charm on excel 2013, no tweaking required, unlike similar fixes I've seen for this problem. THANK YOU sooooo much. Saved a massive headache and hours of time.
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    Jeanie H · 2 years ago
    Thank you so much for developing this! I had a user who created a bunch of hyperlinks on multiple tabs (at least several hundred) and somehow they had a file path to his AppData\Roaming folder on his c drive instead of to the network folder. I was able to use your VBA script to remove that portion of the link code and now it all works. Saved us probably a week's worth of updating and it took me less than 2 minutes to implement!
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    Terri Floren · 3 years ago
    This is brilliant. You saved me SO.MUCH.TIME. today. Thanks for sharing!
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    Terri Floren · 3 years ago
    Wow! This saved me SO.MUCH.TIME. You're awesome. Thanks for sharing!
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    Rob Smith · 4 years ago
    This is the most helpful Excel article I have ever come across. I have had many problems where hyperlinks within a file become corrupted, or I want to move location of some hyperlinked files, and updating has always been a major problem. My Excel programmer didn't have a simple fix. This works faultlessly. I am very grateful - thank you!
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    abdralin · 4 years ago
    it did a lot of help
    thank you very much
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    carl · 4 years ago
    No worries I figured it out and set as a string
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    carl · 4 years ago
    Hey guys what am i missing, I get 'Compile error - Variable not defined' for the XTitleId in Excel 2013 :cry:
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    Peter · 4 years ago
    Brilliant! Thanks a lot!!!!
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    Mansoor · 4 years ago
    Thanks for a brilliant Piece of Program. Works LIKE a CHARM..."WLC"
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    Tony V · 4 years ago
    Is there a way to change multiple hyperlink "text to display" at the same time?
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    Lasse A · 4 years ago
    Thank thanks thanks !!!!!!!
    you saved me for 2 days of work here
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    Dylan · 5 years ago
    mauricio-

    You are awesome! Thanks! Also, for another report I'll need it to just update the links on only specified tabs, is that possible?
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    Dylan · 5 years ago
    How would I change this in order to update hyperlinks that link to references within a workbook rather than external web addresses?
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      mauricio · 5 years ago
      Just needed the same, try these changes:

      Sub ReplaceHyperlinks()
      'Updateby20140220
      Dim Wb As Workbook
      Dim Ws As Worksheet
      Dim xHyperlink As Hyperlink
      Dim xOld As String, xNew As String

      xTitleId = "CambiaLink"
      'Set Ws = Application.ActiveSheet
      Set Wb = Application.ActiveWorkbook
      xOld = Application.InputBox("Old text:", xTitleId, "", Type:=2)
      xNew = Application.InputBox("New text:", xTitleId, "", Type:=2)
      For Each Ws In Wb.Worksheets
      'Application.ScreenUpdating = False
      For Each xHyperlink In Ws.Hyperlinks
      Debug.Print ("voy " & xHyperlink.SubAddress)
      xHyperlink.SubAddress = Replace(xHyperlink.SubAddress, xOld, xNew)
      Next
      Next
      Application.ScreenUpdating = True
      End Sub
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    gav · 5 years ago
    thanks!!!! :lol: that helped a great deal.
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    Kid Jägerskiöld · 5 years ago
    Hi, this seems to work great but some characters (for example "\" and "%"). In my case I have hyperlink adresses like [../../../../../../Application%20Data/Microsoft/2012/Relacom%20Uki-Kantvik-Tallinna-Pietari-Uki_saate151012.xls] and I need to get the start [../../../../../../Application%20Data/Microsoft/] away from the adress from hundreds of links. The beginning of the links are the same, but the ends are different. Do you have any good advice?
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    Eric Ong · 5 years ago
    Hi, could you give me the VB code if i need to change links in Powerpoint instead of excel?

    Thanks
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    alex ximenez · 5 years ago
    love it, you save me a ton of work.
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    Tarun Varshne · 5 years ago
    Ammazing it saved my lots of effort.