How to Cure Migrated Files in SharePoint Online


Open LinkFixer Advanced and click Cure


1. Cure Options


This section will give you an option to force links to relative or absolute and force links to lower case or upper case. It will also allow you to select an expert options to include child files with matching file names and/or include child files with non-matching link IDs pointed to by non-broken links.


Since I already force my links to absolute, I don't really need to select anything in this part. Click the next button or click the Select Folders under the navigation panel.



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2. Select Folders


This section allows you to select the parent folders and files to be cured. Click the {Next} arrow button or, in “the navigation pane, click on “Filter Files”.


Important: In this “Select Folders” step of the Cure process, you must select all drives and folders where any parent or child files have been relocated. LinkFixer Advanced needs to be able to find and process all parent and child files in their new (moved) locations, in order to repair the links between those files.


Note: When using LinkFixer Advanced to cure the links in your parent files, it is possible that you may not know exactly where the needed child files are located. In such cases, you may need to select a higher level folder, or an entire drive, to ensure that required child files are available for processing.


Since I'm working with my three (3) sample files folders that I migrated to SharePoint Online, I need to check those folders in this section.

1. Click the refresh and clear selection button on the right side of LinkFixer Advanced.2. Expand Computer.

3. Look for Drive Y (SharePoint Online Drive).

4. Expand LinkFixer Advance Test Files.

5. Select the sample files folders.



3. Filter Files


In this section, select the type of file that you want to cure, such as Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word. There are four options to filter the parent files, as shown below.


You could select the filtering that you wanted but for this demo I will simply select Process all files in selected folders and click next.



4. Filter Links


In this section, select the type of file that you want to cure, such as Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word. There are four options to filter the parent files, as shown below.


You could select the filtering that you wanted but for this demo I will simply select Process all files in selected folders.



5. Preview Links to be Cured


This section allows you to preview the links found in the files and which links are broken and will be cured. You will see the following information:

  • The path of parent files and child files
  • Number of links in parent files and child files
  • The status of the links as either good or broken
  • Changes that will be made to broken links during cure


In this preview, you could see that the link before is Broken (Inoculated) and the path to the child file is pointed to my File Share. You will also see the link After is Inoculated and the link will be pointed to my SharePoint Online document library.


You could also skip the preview by clicking the next arrow button or simply click Perform Cure in the navigation panel.



6. Perform Cure


Click the {Next} arrow button and then click the {Run} button to start curing links in the selected files.



By default, you will be asked if you wanted to backup your files before the Cure process start but you could always disable this option in Options Menu if you already backup your files or simply select "Do not make automatic backups and hit {OK} to start the Cure process.



7. When processing is finished, a “Summary” window displays within the “Cure Process Dashboard” view, providing you with a summary of how many files and links were processed and how long the process took to perform.





Next: Analyze Cure Reports