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I am creating a document for work that automatically generates hyperlinks to pdf files in a given sub folder. Currently I have a section of code that opens a window to choose the folder location.

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[Code] ........

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The network path for example is : S:Department1TeamAConsolidated Report"

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If the spreadheet that is on S:Department1TeamAConsolidated ReportConsolidated Database.xls is already open by User A then User B should get a message that "File is already open"

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An example address the hyper is trying (and failing) to open is: "file:///\ IP ADDRESS sub-folders activefile.xlsm"

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'turn off screen refresh for speed
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It worked perfectly until I saved, exited and re-opened the file and now I am getting a 1004 run-time error every time I try and execute the script.

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