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How to change multiple hyperlink paths at once in Excel?

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)
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:

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 And then click OK, all the same old hyperlink addresses have been replaced by the new one at once.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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Ammazing it saved my lots of effort.
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love it, you save me a ton of work.
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Hi, could you give me the VB code if i need to change links in Powerpoint instead of excel? Thanks
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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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thanks!!!! :lol: that helped a great deal.
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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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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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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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Thank thanks thanks !!!!!!! you saved me for 2 days of work here
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Is there a way to change multiple hyperlink "text to display" at the same time?
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Thanks for a brilliant Piece of Program. Works LIKE a CHARM..."WLC"
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Brilliant! Thanks a lot!!!!
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Hey guys what am i missing, I get 'Compile error - Variable not defined' for the XTitleId in Excel 2013 :cry:
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No worries I figured it out and set as a string
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it did a lot of help thank you very much
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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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Wow! This saved me SO.MUCH.TIME. You're awesome. Thanks for sharing!
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This is brilliant. You saved me SO.MUCH.TIME. today. Thanks for sharing!
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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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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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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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