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Deleted pages showing up under Broken Links, but no links ever went to/from them

Feb 21, 2014 5:50 AM

Tags: #broken_links #robohelp_10


  • RoboHelp 10 (project upgraded from RH7, 8, and 9 over the years)
  • Windows 7
  • Connected to a VSS repository.



The title describes what's happening, and I want to to know how to clear the Broken Links list of these links.


Here's what I did

  1. Through the TOC sidebar, I added a page. (right click > New > Page).
  2. Through the New TOC pop-up, I added a New Topic.
  3. After adding the new topic, it showed up on both the project view and the TOC, as it should.
  4. I wrote a bit in the file:
    1. I created multiple files, some using templates and user-defined variables, others  without anything more than your standard, blank page.
    2. There were no inbound (that I'm aware of) or outbound links. 
  5. I went ahead and deleted both the TOC entry and the Project View entry.


Here's what happened

  1. The file shows up in the Broken Links list.
  2. When I vew its properties, it says that it has no references.
  3. Clicking "Edit" does nothing.
  4. The issue happened with mutliple test pages, none of which linked to anything.


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  • I inherited this file from another writer.
  • Basically, I'm trying to figure out what they did or didn't do with this project.
  • Right now, there are literaly hundreds of broken links, broken images, and I'm pretty sure I saw a monster hiding in the code.



  • Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 21, 2014 6:50 AM   in reply to ViterianGreen

    Hi there


    It's possible that a mismatch is occurring between the project .CPD file and the main database. My suggestion would be to delete or rename the .CPD file.


    You will find it among all your other files in the folder where your project exists.


    Give that a go and report back what your outcome was.


    Cheers... Rick

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