Links that are noted as “Broken” or “Missing” are those that are already broken. Those links cannot be inoculate and, since they do not get inoculated, cannot subsequently be cured.


There are many different reasons a file might be considered by LinkFixer Advanced to be "missing". Here are some common ones:

  • The drive referred to in the link is not mapped or is off-line.
  • The drive referred to in the link is currently mapped to a different level of the folder hierarchy than it was at the time the link was created.
  • The folder hierarchy has changed and the link no longer points to the correct location.
  • The folder is not accessible due to permission or other issues.
  • The file is missing from the specified folder.
  • The file name or file extension has been changed.
  • The file is not accessible due to permission or other issues.


If LinkFixer Advanced cannot navigate to and open the target file, for any reason, the link is considered to be "broken" and the file is flagged as "missing". 


In most cases, LinkFixer Advanced will provide as much detail as possible about the specific reason the file cannot be found. This error information may allow you to correct the situation and allow LinkFixer Advanced to find the child file.