Definitions

Definitions for frequently used terms

What is a link?
A link is defined as the information contained in a parent file that designates the name and the location (drive, folder, etc.) of a child file pointed to b...
Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 at 9:50 AM
What does LinkFixer Advanced consider to be a "broken link"?
LinkFixer Advanced considers a link to be “broken” if any of the following occur: The child file that a link points to does not exist, or The child ...
Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 at 9:45 AM
What is a "parent file"?
A parent file is defined as a file that contains one or more links that point to some other file or files.
Wed, 2 Aug, 2017 at 3:17 PM
What is a "child file"?
A child file is defined as a file that is pointed to by a link in a parent file.
Wed, 2 Aug, 2017 at 3:17 PM
What is a "linkID"?
LinkFixer Advanced Inoculate process inserts a 16-digit hexadecimal "locator beacon" into the metadata of the files it processes.  When this ...
Wed, 2 Aug, 2017 at 3:14 PM
What is a "fileID"?
LinkFixer Advanced Inoculate process inserts a 16-digit hexadecimal "locator beacon" into the metadata of the files it processes.  When this ...
Wed, 2 Aug, 2017 at 3:12 PM
What is a "relative" link?
A "relative" link is a link that contains only the information necessary to navigate from the location of the parent file to the location of the c...
Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 at 4:37 PM
What is an "absolute" link?
An "absolute" link is one that contains the complete file path to the child file pointed to by the link. This includes the drive letter, the direc...
Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 at 5:24 PM
What is a "UNC" link?
A "UNC" link is one that contains the complete network path to the child file pointed to by the link. This includes the server, the share name, th...
Wed, 2 Aug, 2017 at 8:59 AM