LinkFixer Advanced considers a link to be “broken” if any of the following occur:

  1. The child file that a link points to does not exist, or
  2. The child file exists, but not at the location pointed to by the link, or
  3. The child file exists at the location pointed to by the link, but LinkFixer Advanced cannot access that location for some reason (such as network issues, insufficient permissions, folder encryption, etc.).

In general, if LinkFixer Advanced cannot find and access a child file, because it does not exist, is not found where the link is pointing or cannot be accessed, LinkFixer Advanced considers that a “broken link”. The link does not work, so it is “broken”.

On the LinkFixer Advanced Scan Summary Report, when such a “broken” link exists, the child file is referred to as “missing”.