What does the "Cure" process do?

The Cure process is used to automatically fix broken links in parent files that have previously been inoculated. In other words, if some time after your parent and child files were originally inoculated, some files were moved or renamed causing broken links, then by simply running the Cure process, all of those broken links would be fixed totally automatically!

Important: Run the Cure process as soon as possible after the Inoculate process. If Inoculated files get over-written, modified by users or restored from a backup, it is possible for important Inoculation ID data to be lost, making Cure more difficult or impossible. LinkFixer Advanced will warn you if it finds that Inoculation IDs have gotten corrupted, and will recommend re-running the Inoculate process.

Tip: Even if parent files and child files have not been inoculated, it may be possible for the Cure process to repair broken links that point to child files which have been moved, but not renamed. This would be done by using “Include child files with matching file names” command available in the “Expert Mode” of the Cure process. See the section “Expert Cure Options” in Chapter 11 of the User’s Guide for more detailed information.

Notice: LinkFixer Advanced can write links in Microsoft Office file using “relative”, “absolute” or UNC format. However, when these files are opened and subsequently saved by one of the Office applications, links in “absolute” or UNC format may be automatically re-written by the Office application in “relative” format. This will not cause the link to break, but could be confusing if you are not aware that it may happen. This is a feature that is built into the Office applications, and is beyond the control of LinkFixer Advanced.