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How to copy a link from MS Support to a reply by rjkrash
Posted: 21 Dec 01

If you try to copy a link from the new Microsoft Help and Support Services page serch results you get something like this


Which when pasted into a reply can't be read or used (because of the ; (semicolon) I think).  If you change the link to the following it will be a "clickable" link:


  This addition from dilettante -

  When you have a link like:


  You can change it to:


  ... replacing the URL-encoding %3B for any semicolons.

Better still when searching for an answer on MS skip the "new, improved, user friendly" tool and go to the old version at


From there results are in the old format and can be copied (right click on article and Copy Shortcut) and pasted into a response.

Example of paste below


You can delete from the paste everything from the first ? to the end the link will be cleaner and still work to the article


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