Fixing Multiple Broken Links

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Fixing Multiple Broken Links

Postby ys70t7i on Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:30 am

I rename a path and now have hundreds of broken links. System never asked me if I wanted to change all references to my new path. How can I fix? Please help.
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Re: Fixing Multiple Broken Links

Postby LTinker68 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:39 am

What do you mean you renamed a path? You moved or renamed a file?
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Re: Fixing Multiple Broken Links

Postby KevinDAmery on Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:04 pm

And, where did you change it? In Flare or in Windows Explorer?
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Re: Fixing Multiple Broken Links

Postby alaltenburg on Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:41 pm

Do you mean like, when you have a master stylesheet set, then rename it, every topic becomes a broken link? I ended up just renaming it back to the way I had it because it wasn't worth the trouble to fix.
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Re: Fixing Multiple Broken Links

Postby ys70t7i on Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:48 am

I renamed the folder. I have fixed 1/3 of the links.
alaltenburg wrote:Do you mean like, when you have a master stylesheet set, then rename it, every topic becomes a broken link? I ended up just renaming it back to the way I had it because it wasn't worth the trouble to fix.
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Re: Fixing Multiple Broken Links

Postby ys70t7i on Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:53 am

LTinker68 wrote:What do you mean you renamed a path? You moved or renamed a file?

I renamed a folder in which the file is housed.
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Re: Fixing Multiple Broken Links

Postby LTinker68 on Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:09 am

If you rename the folder from within Flare, it will ask if you want to update all links. Select "Yes" at that prompt and it should take care of everything for you. If you renamed the folder outside of Flare or chose not to update the links, then everything will still point to the old folder name so you'll end up with a bunch of broken links. You can fix that by either renaming the folder back, then renaming it again and this time telling it to update the links, or you could do a find-and-replace in Flare, making sure that it's set to look in the source code, and replace the old folder name with the new folder name.
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Re: Fixing Multiple Broken Links

Postby ys70t7i on Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:33 am

LTinker68 wrote:If you rename the folder from within Flare, it will ask if you want to update all links. Select "Yes" at that prompt and it should take care of everything for you. If you renamed the folder outside of Flare or chose not to update the links, then everything will still point to the old folder name so you'll end up with a bunch of broken links. You can fix that by either renaming the folder back, then renaming it again and this time telling it to update the links, or you could do a find-and-replace in Flare, making sure that it's set to look in the source code, and replace the old folder name with the new folder name.


It worked. Thanks.
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Re: Fixing Multiple Broken Links

Postby tekwrite55 on Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:31 pm

LTinker68 wrote:If you rename the folder from within Flare, it will ask if you want to update all links. Select "Yes" at that prompt and it should take care of everything for you. If you renamed the folder outside of Flare or chose not to update the links, then everything will still point to the old folder name so you'll end up with a bunch of broken links. You can fix that by either renaming the folder back, then renaming it again and this time telling it to update the links, or you could do a find-and-replace in Flare, making sure that it's set to look in the source code, and replace the old folder name with the new folder name.


Thanks I tried the source code search and replace and it worked. Years after the original post!
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