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AM-DeadLink: The Right Tool for the Job?

AM-DeadLink

In the past several years, my browser bookmarks list has ballooned to more than 200 links. I wanted to purge the dead and duplicate links from my list, but manually opening each link seemed just too time consuming. Luckily, I found AM-DeadLink.

Despite its quirks, AM-DeadLink does a good job of detecting dead and duplicate links on your Internet browser bookmarks or favorites list. This handy freeware application works on Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server and supports Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Opera, and Firefox. You can even double check AM-DeadLink's results with the application's internal preview feature.

You can download AM-DeadLink from Martin Aignesberger's Web site.

By Bill Detwiler

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32 comments
eclypse
eclypse

Windoze only, ugh...

shanthar
shanthar

am read lonk is a web-page eady to accessand offers good suggestions.Archives can be found , the latest news and what's upcomingA good page !

BALTHOR
BALTHOR

What I did was copy all of my links to an e-mail,then I e-mailed myself.I had to use NETZERO to save as an MHT file or you might try e-mail archive.I have a saved MHT file in my memory stick that when opened displays all of my links.I just click the line and I'm there.(note:the newest problem in my computer is I try to move a page and it maximizes,so in Control Panel>Printers and Other Hardware>Mouse>I slowed down the double click time to its slowest>Apply>OK.)

johnywhy
johnywhy

if you want portable favorites, spurl.net is great-- it even has a great integrated side-bar feature. there are many other free portable bookmarks products-- even google is getting in on the game. using email to make your favorites portable is unwieldy and inflexible.

dhamilt01
dhamilt01

Da ... is there anything that can clean out my Netscape htm page with over 2000 links? Ya ya ... I'm still in the dark ages but I'm not losing hair over that junk called IE!

olgarosm
olgarosm

What about something like that for Macs

nightrider1962
nightrider1962

No the problem is that in the original screenshot it shows AM-Deadlink 2.8.1 freeware then Copyright@2000-2007 by Martin Aignesberger "WWW.AIGNES.COM" then Ok Now Most people that see this See that there is a URL listed and they can't figure out where to download it from? Well i shouldn't say this becuase I'm no expert to all the techs that maybe some of these people are BUT get a clue IT'S right there!

johnywhy
johnywhy

What if you love some of those old favorites? You could search the WaybackMachine.org to find old versions of them. For convenience, you can also put their bookmarklet link on your links bar, to automatically search waybackmachine after browsing to a dead page. Look on waybackmachine.org homepage for the bookmarklet.

khalidfaruq
khalidfaruq

Software is not available for download.

deICERAY
deICERAY

How many times do you 1. Get a newsletter 2. See an interesting piece of software 3. Click the link 4. Read and decide to go for it ........and..... IT'S NOT THERE! How dumb is that? Here's the latest newsletter in case you want to waste your time! Very disappointing.

cenzo20
cenzo20

Just downloaded it from this link from the post above. Whats the problem??? http://aignes.com/deadlink.htm

roy.acres
roy.acres

...that many people, it seems, cannot think around a simple problem. So many people cannot think to type "AIM Deadlink" in a web search tool? Incredible! -wra

gareth
gareth

Yes frustrating, but their website URL is in the icon. Just go to http://www.aignes.com/deadlink.htm and download it!

pat
pat

Thanks for the link, Gareth. Maybe you'd like to work for ZDNet - they'd be sure to pay premium rates for someone who can actually deliver a working link ;-)

elcid1989
elcid1989

Looks like a useful tool, but not it's not available!

philthee
philthee

Ironic that an article like this has a dead link :)

Madsmaddad
Madsmaddad

I found it by googling AM-deadlink, now to try it. BUT-- I now use google/ig to have all my favourites online as I work from so many computers.

Susran
Susran

all you have to do is search AM-DeadLink in google I did it and download it many thanks

onclejon
onclejon

Sounds good but it will not download?

skeyboard
skeyboard

That's because it also seems to be a dead link. Let me know when it starts working.

onclejon
onclejon

Sounds good but it will not download?

Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler moderator

Everyone, I apologize for the confusion and the bad link. When I last checked the download link, it worked. At some point between now and then, the link became unavailable. I have updated the gallery with a link to Martin Aignesberger?s Web site (http://aignes.com/deadlink.htm)?the creator of AM-DeadLink. You can download the software there. Many thanks to the TechRepblic members who have already posted the link within this discussion. Again, I apologize for the confusion and assure you I am taking steps to prevent this from happening in the future.

gameparadise
gameparadise

Link is also dead. I cant download it either.

NickNielsen
NickNielsen moderator

But it's not new to me. I'd have to check, but I think I have an 0.9 release on an old CD-R somewhere. It's one of the handiest little bookmark utilities I have ever found.

apaludet
apaludet

Good idea for a program

olgarosm
olgarosm

double posting sorry. Is there anything like this for Macs? Thanks