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

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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    Maurizius · 8 days ago
    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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    Chris · 8 months ago
    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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      Julian · 5 months ago
      Yes, use the =HYPERLINK function.
      Works like a charm.
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      crystal · 8 months ago
      Hi Chris,
      Sorry can't help you with that yet. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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    J · 2 years ago
    Excellent, thank you for sharing