How can I make a hyperlink to a pdf file located somwhere out of the current directory of .tex file?

For example, my .tex file is located in C:\myWritings and the pdf file to be linked in the tex is located in C:\PDFs.

  • You can use \href{<target file>}{<description>} from hyperref but file will be opened in a browser.
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    Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 8:05
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Just insert

\href{run:C:/PDFs/example.pdf}{This is descriptive link text}

, you have to use \href instead of \url according to Link to local (PDF) file

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