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Durable Document Links in SharePoint Server 2016 and Online/O365

I’ve heard these mystical links called many things, whether persistent, permanent or durable, but they all mean the same thing:

Your document links will be unbreakable when changing file names or moving files because the links created for sharing/linking refer to the document by an ID instead of its common name.

But for this to work you must activate a site collection feature available only on SharePoint 2016 or later, or SharePoint Online/O365.

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Before activating Document ID Service feature:

https://sharepointlibrarian.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/Shared%20Documents/TV%20Guide.docx?d=w5996b48071d14dc9a5fa6f01c4e763b1&csf=1&e=nBtnVp

After activating Document ID Service feature:

https://sharepointlibrarian.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=H6C7DWJ6MW7Q-1797567310-12

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