External Link Issue

I have come across something rather bizarre that I hope someone can
answer.

I opened a workbook in excel, we will call it Book1, that has external
links, I opt to "Don't Update". In the workbook are links to someone's
C: drive and as far as I am aware I don't have access to their drive.
Also FYI ... The status bar in the lower right says "Ready" ... not
"Calculate". Plus, if I hit "F9" the numbers remain the same.  When I
look at a cell "D10" it shows $90.

Then I open a copy of the same file but named Book2 .... Book1 is
still open. I again click "Don't Update" and the status bar says
"Ready". I click "F9" just to check that it is calculated. However, in
this book "D10" shows $100.

Now this is where it gets wierd. If I go back to Book1, cell "D10" now
says $100, it changed and so does Book2.

Why would this be happening? If I open the books reversed, Book2 and
Book1 the cells now both say $90. It seems that the last book to open
takes over.

Any ideas why this would happpen?

Thanks,
Paul
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