Hyperlinks usually refer to INTERNET WEB LINKS but for this old an OS and Word you're never sure why it breaks. Here I continue to set IE as the browser and fix the HTML HTM associations with a little help from Doug Knox at http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm
After I have it working, I can then change back to my browser.
I create a hyperlink and it works for a while, days to a week or two. Then it fails. I have not changed the file name nor the location of the linked file.
I do update and add new text and hyperlinks to the word file, but I do not alter the already save information or hyperlink text.
Do you know how to fix this?