How is excel able to fetch data from a file that is linked but doesn't exist on the same computer? Product Office365

anand shrivastava 1 Reputation point
2020-10-15T05:22:06.61+00:00

I had moved an excel file with link to another excel file to a different computer. Yet when I pull data from the other file the data is fetched. How is it doing that. I checked the link in the formula and it points to file on my previous computer. How do I get access to the source file if I have to update any data.

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  1. Emi Zhang-MSFT 20,266 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2020-10-15T08:57:30.607+00:00

    Hi @anand shrivastava ,

    I suggest you refer to this support article about Description of link management and storage in Excel:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/328440/description-of-link-management-and-storage-in-excel

    Hope it's helpful.


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