This article was previously published under Q188449
The Delete Links Wizard is an add-in file for Microsoft Excel that you can use to delete links to external files in one or more workbooks. Currently, the only way to perform this task is to manually delete the links or to use a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro to search, find, and delete the links. These methods may require a significant amount of time if you want to remove all the links to external files. Using the Delete Links Wizard is more efficient than manually deleting the links or running a macro because the wizard contains options that make deleting multiple links easier. These options allow you to easily delete any one of six kinds of links.
The following list contains the link types that the wizard recognizes:
Master Formula Links
Defined Name Links
Hidden Name Links
Microsoft Query Links
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Dellinks.xla The Delete Links Wizard Add-in. ReadmeDLW.txt A text file with installation and usage instructions.
For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
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