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How to change multiple hyperlink paths at once in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-09-04

For some purpose, you may create multiple hyperlinks for your data 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 in a worksheet with VBA code

Change multiple hyperlink paths at once in a worksheet / workbook / multiple sheets / selection with an amazing feature

Change multiple hyperlink paths at once in a worksheet 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 in a worksheet with a new one.

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()
'Updateby Extendoffice
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)
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:

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

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 And then click OK, all the same old hyperlink addresses have been replaced by the new one at once.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

Change multiple hyperlink paths at once in a worksheet / workbook / multiple sheets / selection with an amazing feature

If you want to replace the hyperlink paths from a selection, multiple sheets, current workkook or multiple workbooks, how could you do? With Find and Replace feature of Kutools for Excel, you can quickly deal with this task.

Note:To apply this Find and Replace utility, firstly, you should download the Kutools for Excel, and then apply the feature quickly and easily.

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:

1. Click Kutools > Navigation, see screenshot:

2. In the opened Navigation pane, click Find and replace tab, in the Find and Replace pane, click Replace tab, and then do the following operations:

  • Enter the old hyperlink text that you want to find into the Find what text box, and then type the new hyperlink text that you want to replace with into the Replace with text box;
  • Specify the scope where you want to find and replace the hyperlink path from the Within drop down list;
  • Then, select Hyperlinks from the Look in drop down;
  • At last, click Find All button, all corresponding cells that contains the specific hyperlink text have been listed into the bottom list box.

3. Then, click Replace All button, the old hyperlink paths have been changed to the new ones at once, see screenshot:

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This tutorial has saved me massive amounts of work several times. Only takes a few seconds to do, and I don't even know any Visual Basic. Thank you so, so much!
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This might be an older article, but was exactly what I needed. Thank you!
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thanks man you helped me a lot
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I downloaded this and gave it a try and it did nothing. My hyperlinks look like this: file///\\server\shared\PO\CY2021\25079.pdf. I'm trying to change "server" to "server1" after a migration. I do the find/replace and choose Hyperlink, execute it, and... nothing happens. 
Any ideas?
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Hello John,Sorry to hear that. The reason why the find/replace function didn't work is that your hyperlink file///\\server\shared\PO\CY2021\25079.pdf is not valid. According to the Excel dialog box, it shows the address of this site is not valid. Check the address and try again.
Then when I change your hyperlink to http://file///\\server\shared\PO\CY2021\25079.pdf, the find/replace function works perfectly. Please have a try. Have a nice day.
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Muchas gracias, me ahorraste mucho tiempo actualizando hipervinculos!
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