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Logging location during file move/copy

By hendi3 ·
We are doing essential folder re-organization in Windows XP running into 1000's of files in a complex folder structure. Trouble is many of the files are referenced as hyperlinks in other files - so moving files into different folders will result in those links being broken. Is anyone aware of a way to write the old and new location to a log file whenever a file is moved? In this way there will be a record of where a file has gone if someone somes across a broken hyperlink. Alternatively, is there a way to extract a catalogue of all links within files?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Logging location during f ...

You could export the current directory structure and associated files, then export the new structure and compare it say in Excel. This is going to be one tedious mission.

You could also use the Find/Replace option to search word documents for hyperlinks and replace them.

You could also use the tool described at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnword2k/html/odc_expwordtoxml.asp to convert the Word documents to XML and you should be able to easily see the hyperlinks.

Needless to say any of this will be massively time consuming and I too am waiting to see what other peers suggest as a resolution.

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