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Tool to search for dead links in favorites

Since I know that the total number of favorites affects profile size, and I have been building my favorites since the 90's. Is there a tool that will automatically test the links in my favorites for dead links that can be deleted?

Thanks much!

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I recommend AMDeadlink...

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AM-Deadlink is a freeware application hat supports both Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera, though you should close your browser before running it to ensure the dead links are successfully removed.

Hope this helps,
John
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Thanks, it works great! 2570 links to 1800 in 10 minutes

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Thanks, it works great! 2570 links to 1800 in 10 minutes

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(NT) How does this work

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(NT) Did you try it?

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I downloaded it

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But how to make it do the job is not intuitive to me.

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Instructions...

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1.) Launch AM-Deadlink.
2.) Select your browser from the drop-down menu.
3.) If Mozilla/Firefox/Opera, browse for the bookmarks.html file in your browser's profile directory.
4.) Click the green box with a white checkmark.
5.) Once it completes, click the Sort button at the top.
6.) Delete the bookmarks that resulting in a 'not found' error (HTTP 404).

Hope this helps,
John

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I get a popup box

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With Mozilla at the top. Below that are folders labeled Extensions and Firefox. I'm not finding bookmarks.

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Browse to...

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Windows Vista:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\random characters.default

Windows 2000/XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\random characters.default

Windows 95/98:
C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\random characters.default

Linux:
~/.mozilla/firefox/random characters.default

Mac OS X:
~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/random characters.default

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Inside the respective folder you should find your bookmarks.html file. Change Firefox to Mozilla if using the latter, and note that AppData (Application Data) is a hidden folder by default in Windows.

Hope this helps,
John

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I tried it again, later

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I didn't have that box popping up, and I had no trouble running the program. Thanks for the help.

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John, not meaning to side track you...

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from the poster's issues.

Can you briefly tell what "redirected, OK" and "redirected, HTML-Redirection" in the scan results mean? I am unsure if those are ok left alone or if new links need to be found.

Thanks.

Glenn

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The webpage has been moved...

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That's the result if a webpage still exists but has been moved with an automatic redirect. For instance, if Cnet changed the URL of the forum from http://forums.cnet.com to http://newsgroups.cnet.com, your bookmark to the former may automatically load the latter because Cnet has set up http://forums.cnet.com to automatically redirect visitors who haven't updated their bookmarks. There's no problem there, but at some point Cnet may stop automatically redirecting its members, causing the bookmark to become useless. Thus, you may want to consider updating those bookmarks, but they're fine until the webmaster decides to end support for the old URL.

Hope this helps,
John

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Thanks, it did help

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I have many of these so maybe I will update them as they become non-working.

Glenn

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