AM-DeadLink provides an easy way to check various sources for dead links or redirections.
AM-DeadLink will detect Browser bookmarks and related Browsers automatically, so no configuration should be required to check Browser bookmarks
for dead links.
- Select Source
Select the source from the dropdown box (eg. Google Chrome)
- Check list
Click the check button and wait until the check run has finished
- Sort list
Click the Sort button to move pages with errors to the top of the list (pages with errors are displayed in red and bold)
- Open bookmark
Open a bookmark via double click in your Browser.
This will also copy the URL into the Clipboard.
- Verify page
Check in your Browser that the page is really no longer available
a. Open the bookmark manager in your browser *)
b. Paste the URL into the search field
c. Edit or delete the found bookmark
Dependent on the selected source, double clicking a bookmark will open the URL in the related browser window. That means, Chrome bookmarks will automatically open in Chrome, Edge bookmarks will open automatically in Edge, etc.
The bookmark manager in the browser can be opened directly via URL.
Call "Tools + Bookmark Manager" in AM-DeadLink to copy this URL into Clipboard, then open this URL in your browser. It's unfortunately not possible to open this URL automatically, so a Copy/Paste is required. Some browsers also support a shortcut to quickly open the bookmark manager, for example Ctrl+Shift+O in Chrome.
Browser bookmarks should only be deleted within the browser user interface, not via external tools. Changing bookmark databases outside of the browser will be in conflict with various functions and will also produce side effects when synchronizing bookmarks between devices.
AM-DeadLink supports command line parameters to check HTML files. These command line parameters can be used if you want to start AM-DeadLink from a HTML editor to check links.
deadlink.exe /file="..." /check
Absolute path of the HTML file within quotes, for example: /file="c:\homepage\index.htm"
Automatically starts the check.
When the check is finished, AM-DeadLink shows a message box with options to continue or exit the program.
deadlink.exe /file="c:\homepage\index.htm" /check /exit