# Link to local (PDF) file [duplicate]

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Does hyperref work between two files?

I want to make a link in LaTeX to a PDF file on my local network drive, i.e. when you click on it then Adobe Reader should open and show the file. What I tried is the following:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\begin{document}
\url{run:d:/my folder/test.pdf}
\end{document}


Does anyone have any suggestions?

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## marked as duplicate by lockstep, diabonas, Stefan Kottwitz♦Mar 4 '12 at 1:19

tex.stackexchange.com/a/41605 – Stephen Mar 2 '12 at 11:27

Use \href{run:d:/my folder/test.pdf}{<link text>} instead of \url{...}:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\begin{document}
\end{document}


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Is it possible to go to a certain page, just like the internal links? – LoveRight May 4 '13 at 8:04
This syntax works at best not only with pdfs but also with other files extensions (e.g. Matlab figure files, etc.). – MattAllegro Aug 31 '14 at 21:05
took me a while to make this work; finally noticed that a leading "/" on the file path seems to be not allowed. That is, I was using something like \href{run:/d:/...} and that was not working. – zkurtz Oct 29 '14 at 14:44
According the this reference, the leading "/" IS allowed. – Digger Feb 21 at 21:55
It doesn't work for me on Adobe Reader XI. The link is littered with %20, %22 etc that prevent the hyperlink from pointing to the right file – Argyll May 9 at 21:20