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Hyperlink in ACCESS do show all files seen in Windows explorer

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Engine, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Engine

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    I am making a data base of certain corrospondance and using the hyperlink in
    MS Access to collate the corrospondance.
    Most of the time I can select the file from the "Insert hyperlink" drop
    down window, but on several occasions, I can see the file in Windows Explorer
    and it will open from there, but I cannot see it in the "Inser hyperlink"
    window, nor in the "Link to File" window.
     
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  3. Allen Browne

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    FollowHyperlink gives you the Windows Explorer if you specify a folder,
    e.g.:
    FollowHyperlink "C:\MyFolder"

    Alternatively, you can explicitly shell the explorer, and use its command
    line switches, e.g.:
    Shell environ("windir") & "\explorer.exe /e, /select, ""c:\MyFolder\""",
    vbNormalFocus
    --
    Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

    "Engine" <Engine@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9D9782A5-C3E6-453F-8FDE-3AD587D3EC4C@microsoft.com...
    >I am making a data base of certain corrospondance and using the hyperlink
    >in
    > MS Access to collate the corrospondance.
    > Most of the time I can select the file from the "Insert hyperlink" drop
    > down window, but on several occasions, I can see the file in Windows
    > Explorer
    > and it will open from there, but I cannot see it in the "Inser hyperlink"
    > window, nor in the "Link to File" window.
     
  4. Engine

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    Hello Allen,
    Thank you for info, but it is a little too cryptic. Where do you type the
    FollowHyperlink details?
    Engine

    "Allen Browne" wrote:

    > FollowHyperlink gives you the Windows Explorer if you specify a folder,
    > e.g.:
    > FollowHyperlink "C:\MyFolder"
    >
    > Alternatively, you can explicitly shell the explorer, and use its command
    > line switches, e.g.:
    > Shell environ("windir") & "\explorer.exe /e, /select, ""c:\MyFolder\""",
    > vbNormalFocus
    > --
    > Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    > Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    > Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.
    >
    > "Engine" <Engine@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:9D9782A5-C3E6-453F-8FDE-3AD587D3EC4C@microsoft.com...
    > >I am making a data base of certain corrospondance and using the hyperlink
    > >in
    > > MS Access to collate the corrospondance.
    > > Most of the time I can select the file from the "Insert hyperlink" drop
    > > down window, but on several occasions, I can see the file in Windows
    > > Explorer
    > > and it will open from there, but I cannot see it in the "Inser hyperlink"
    > > window, nor in the "Link to File" window.

    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Douglas J. Steele

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    You type it in whatever code you've got that you want to launch Windows
    Explorer. For example, if you want it to launch when the user clicks on a
    button, you put the code in the Event Procedure for that command button's
    Click event:

    Private Sub MyButton_Click()

    FollowHyperlink "C:\MyFolder"

    End Sub

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no private e-mails, please)


    "Engine" <Engine@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4E244FF3-48A4-4946-828C-7BC43B7C09DE@microsoft.com...
    > Hello Allen,
    > Thank you for info, but it is a little too cryptic. Where do you type the
    > FollowHyperlink details?
    > Engine
    >
    > "Allen Browne" wrote:
    >
    >> FollowHyperlink gives you the Windows Explorer if you specify a folder,
    >> e.g.:
    >> FollowHyperlink "C:\MyFolder"
    >>
    >> Alternatively, you can explicitly shell the explorer, and use its command
    >> line switches, e.g.:
    >> Shell environ("windir") & "\explorer.exe /e, /select,
    >> ""c:\MyFolder\""",
    >> vbNormalFocus
    >> --
    >> Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    >> Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    >> Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.
    >>
    >> "Engine" <Engine@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:9D9782A5-C3E6-453F-8FDE-3AD587D3EC4C@microsoft.com...
    >> >I am making a data base of certain corrospondance and using the
    >> >hyperlink
    >> >in
    >> > MS Access to collate the corrospondance.
    >> > Most of the time I can select the file from the "Insert hyperlink"
    >> > drop
    >> > down window, but on several occasions, I can see the file in Windows
    >> > Explorer
    >> > and it will open from there, but I cannot see it in the "Inser
    >> > hyperlink"
    >> > window, nor in the "Link to File" window.

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
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