Escaping a backslash

Yesterday, we migrated from confleunce 2.7 to 4.x. Since the migration, links with a backslash in them are broken. In v 2.7, I had to escape the backslash with another backslash to make it work. Now, nothing works. 1 backslash or 2 - nothing works. For example,

In 2.7, this one worked nice:


In 4.x, this one displays as a hyperlink (the actual link is of course incorrect and so, when clicked does not render the page):


this one does not display a hyperlink (this is supposed to be the actual link):


Any ideas?

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A colleague of mine suggested using %5C to replace a backslash. It worked like a charm.

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Hi Ajay,

Becuase of the new editor in Confluence 4.x you can use the insert link option. I believe this is the best option for this case


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