I recently started at a new company. So far all of my .mpp files are on my own computer- and we all know what a bad plan that is.
I would like to move to a company server, however most of my files are linked to a Resource .mpp file and from what I understand those links include the local path.
How to I move my .mpp files to another directory and preserve or update the links between project files?
BobC, good question. Go ahead and move the projects and resource pool to the new location. Then do the following:
* Open the resource pool and all projects you want to link (or a few at at time)
* Select Resource Pool / Share Resources, select each of the existing links and break the link
* Open each project you want to link, select Share Resources, and reselect the resource pool
Hope this helps…
OR use a cloud service that honors ur local file system, like Dropbox and many others. Install that, and you should not have to re-link anything. (Other issues arise, but related to the cloud in general).This may be a useful tact if you have hundreds or more files to relink.
Hi, I would like to add what Larry and Jigs wrote. The linked files appear in the Microsoft Project interface as if they are absolute path references (i.e. “C:\My Documents\MyProject.MPP”), but, in fact, they are relative path references (i.e. “Look in the same directory/folder for this file” or “Go one directory/folder level up and then one level down into “\My Projects” to look for this file name”). This means that, if you move a whole system of linked files from one directory/folder to another directory/folder, you would never need to re-link those files.
BTW I describe in detail how to work with linked files and shared resource pools in my textbook ‘Forecasting Programs’. Thanks!
Larry, Jigs, and Eric-
Just wanted to post a quick note of thanks! I did as Eric suggested and moved them all together, it worked perfectly. I didn’t have to break & re-create the links.