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How to Convert File Path to Hyperlink in Excel?

It can be difficult to work between the excel sheet and the file manager when we need to fetch files based on file paths in Excel. It can be a complex process if we solve this manually. We can convert the paths to hyperlinks to make our process simpler and faster. The HYPERLINK function creates a shortcut that jumps to another location in the current workbook or opens a document stored on a network server, an intranet, or the Internet.

When you click a cell that contains a HYPERLINK function, Excel jumps to the location listed or opens the docum0065nt you specified. In this article, we will learn how to convert any given file path to a hyperlink in Excel. We can complete this process just by using the simple formulas supported by Excel.

Converting a File Path to Hyperlink in Excel

Here, we will first use the hyperlink formula to get any one of the results, then use auto-fill handling to get all the results. Let's take a look at a simple procedure for converting file paths to hyperlinks in Excel.

Step 1

Let us consider any Excel sheet that contains a list of file paths as shown in the following screenshot.

To convert the links to hyperlink click on an empty cell in our case cell B2 and enter the formula as "=HYPERLINK(A2)" and click Enter. In the formula, A2 is the address of our value on the sheet.

Step 2

To convert all the file paths to hyperlinks, drag down from the first link using the auto-fill handle, and our final result will be similar to the below image.


In this tutorial, we used a simple example to demonstrate how to convert file paths to Hyperlinks in Excel.