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How to create a hyperlink to a specific folder in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-04-23

Create a hyperlink to a specific folder helps you easily open this folder with just clicking on this link in Excel. In this article, we will show you method of creating a hyperlink to folder step by step.

Create a hyperlink to a specific folder in Excel


Create a hyperlink to a specific folder in Excel

Actually, it is quite easy to create a hyperlink to a specific folder with the Hyperlink function in Excel. Please do as follows.

1. Open the specific folder you want to link to Excel cell, copy the folder path in the address bar. See screenshot:

2. Go to the spreadsheet, select and right click the cell you want to create hyperlink to. And then click Hyperlink in the right-clicking menu.

3. In the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, click Existing File or Web Page in the Link to section, then paste the folder path you have copied into the Address box, and finally click the OK button. See screenshot:

Now the hyperlink is successfully created. When click the hyperlink in this cell, the specific folder will be opened automatically.


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How many folders for the path will hyperlink work for as one of my links will only go 5 folders into the path and I need it to go 9?
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Hi Mark,
I have no way to confirm if there is a limit to the number of folders in the link, I tried it from my side and could access 10+ folders. Would you mind providing a screenshot of your data?
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excelent thank you so much

hyperlink to folder
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I am trying to create a hyperlink that will open a file in a folder. Given I have the file name in the spreadsheet, I’d like to use that to identify the marching file name I want to open in the folder.
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Hi Mari,
Supposing there is an Excel workbook named "test" saved in a folder (the path to the folder is C:\Users\Win10x64Test\Desktop\new). To create a hyperlink to open this workbook, plesae use the following path: C:\Users\Win10x64Test\Desktop\new\test.xlsx.
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hi! I have a Google Drive folder with my coworkers and I want the hyperlink to go to eg "COMPANY > CLIENT > NOVEMBER > OP12547" but when I follow the instructions the hyperlink goes to "COMPANY > CLIENT". Do you have an idea of what the problem is?
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Hi. I share a Excel Document on Dropbox with my partner. When she opens it, she has an other file-path and all hyperlinks to the other file dosn't work anymore. Do you know how to handle this the best way? thank you
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this is fine if the link is static - can you create a link if the underlying folder is changeing - eg. Marketing Jan 2019 which changes each month? Could you link this to a cell which has a formula for creating the appropriate path?
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Yes, use the =HYPERLINK function.
Works like a charm.
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Hi Chris,
Sorry can't help you with that yet. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Excellent, thank you for sharing
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