Hyperlink lost after SaveAs

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I'd like to save my mindmap to a different location. Unfortunately the relative hyperlinks behaved as absolute ones. The hyperlinks in the new file pointed into the old file. How to solve this. I have a number of link and to change them in the new map would be a lot of work.
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Not sure why relatives were transposed to absolutes but here is how to edit the new hyperlinks back to relative. If you search you will find other posts on this matter.

Work out the unchanging part of the absolute hyperlink e.g. c:\my old folder\

Use Find & Replace - Binoculars top right of screen
Put c:\my old folder\ in the find field.
Open options, select hyperlinks and nothing else
Set the replace string to nothing or perhaps "./" "../" or replace with the new folder location e.g. z:\my new folder\

You may find this blog article of use: "Hyperlink or Attach that is the Question"
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Thanks Andrew, it's working. But I don't understand why this problem affects only hyperlinks were added by menu/Add Hyperlink. When i follow the next rules I can avoid this problem:
1. Find topic which link will be pointed.
2. Ctrl-C
3. Back to original topic
4. right-Click/Past/Paste Hyperlink

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