[Fixed!] Excel Hyperlink Is Not Redirecting Properly

Sometimes, we use different hyperlinks to express our thoughts in short or to add attachments. Rather than discussing it in detail, we mention other sources where the topic is described in detail. It is not rare that the attached hyperlink in Microsoft Excel is not working properly. There are some simple and easy ways to solve this problem. In this article, I am going to discuss 4 possible solutions to fix the hyperlink not redirecting properly in Excel problem.


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4 Possible Solutions for Hyperlink Not Redirecting Properly Problem in Excel

It is very common that the attached hyperlink in Excel is not redirecting to the desired location. The good side is that it is fixable. I will try to show 4 probable solutions on this topic.

For more clarification, I am going to use a dataset where I have some hyperlinks in the Article Hyperlink column.

Excel Hyperlink Not Redirecting Properly

We might face the problem mentioned in the following image. If we click on the hyperlink, it will show an error like this. There is nothing to worry. Let’s try how it can be solved


1. Remove Pound (#) Sign

If there is a Pound (#) Sign in the hyperlink, it will not work properly. We can fix this problem following the procedures mentioned below.

Steps:

  • Put the cursor on the cell containing hyperlink and right-click on the cursor.
  • Then, go to Edit Hyperlink…

Remove Pound (#) Sign

In the Address box, you will be able to see a Pound (#) Sign in the hyperlink.

  • Remove the Pound (#) Sign and click on OK.

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2. Activate Automatic Hyperlink

There is another possible solution that we can try by enabling the Automatic Hyperlink. This process is described below.

Steps:

  • Go to the File tab.

Activate Automatic Hyperlink

  • Then, click on Options.

An Excel Options wizard will appear.

  • Followingly, click on Proofing.
  • Go to AutoCorrect Options… from the AutoCorrect options group.

Excel Hyperlink Not Redirecting Properly

  • Now, choose AutoFormat As You Type tab from the AutoCorrect wizard.
  • Check the box named Internet and network paths with hyperlinks.
  • Finally, click on OK to finish the process.

This might solve your problem.

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3. Immobilize Update Links on Save Option

We might solve the Excel hyperlink not redirecting properly problem by disabling the Update links on save option. The whole process is described below.

Steps:

  • Go to Options from the File tab.

Immobilize Update Links on Save Option

  • Choose Advanced from the Excel Options wizard.
  • Next, click on Web Options… from the General group.

  • Afterward, go to the Files tab in Web Options.
  • Uncheck the box named Update links on save.
  • Click on OK to finish the process.

Excel Hyperlink Not Redirecting Properly

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4. Re-input Excel Hyperlink

There might be a mistake in inputting the hyperlink. So, we can remove the previous hyperlink and reinput it to solve the problem.

Steps:

  • First of all, put the cursor on the cell containing the hyperlink and right-click on the cursor.
  • Then, click on Remove Hyperlink…

Re-input Excel Hyperlink

  • Again, put the cursor on the same cell and right-click on the cursor.
  • Next, click on Link.

  • Now, add the hyperlink again and press OK to finish the process.

Excel Hyperlink Not Redirecting Properly


Conclusion

At the end of this article, I like to add that I have tried to explain 4 possible solutions to fix the Excel hyperlink not working properly problem. It will be a matter of great pleasure for me if this article could help any Excel user even a little. For any further queries, comment below. You can visit our site for more articles about using Excel


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