3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 7, 2006 8:46 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Links to a file

    JakeD409
      I am maintaining a website for my college, and we are going through our files and seeing what we do and don't need. For certain files, we believe they are not being used anymore, but would like to double-check in Dreamweaver and make sure that nothing still links to those files (so that we don't create broken links when we delete them).

      So far, I have not found a way to do this. The "Check Links" feature does some of the work (I can use the "Orphaned Files"), but I would like to be able to see all the files that link to a specific file. Even something as broad as "Show all links on the site" would work (since I could go through and figure out what links to what). Does anyone know of a way to do this?
        • 1. Re: Links to a file
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          Do a sitewide find and replace to find all instances of
          "targetfilename.foo".

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          "JakeD409" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:eb7kvm$b1$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          >I am maintaining a website for my college, and we are going through our
          >files
          > and seeing what we do and don't need. For certain files, we believe they
          > are
          > not being used anymore, but would like to double-check in Dreamweaver and
          > make
          > sure that nothing still links to those files (so that we don't create
          > broken
          > links when we delete them).
          >
          > So far, I have not found a way to do this. The "Check Links" feature does
          > some of the work (I can use the "Orphaned Files"), but I would like to be
          > able
          > to see all the files that link to a specific file. Even something as
          > broad as
          > "Show all links on the site" would work (since I could go through and
          > figure
          > out what links to what). Does anyone know of a way to do this?
          >


          • 2. Re: Links to a file
            Level 7

            "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
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            > Do a sitewide find and replace to find all instances of
            > "targetfilename.foo".

            Or... remove all of the questionable files from the site (on the server and
            locally), putting them in a directory of their own locally. Then test the
            site for broken links, and put back any files still needed.


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            • 3. Re: Links to a file
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              That'd do it too....

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              "P@tty Ayers" <patty@REMOVEcarolinawebsolutions.com> wrote in message
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              >
              > "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
              > news:eb7lih$11q$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              >> Do a sitewide find and replace to find all instances of
              >> "targetfilename.foo".
              >
              > Or... remove all of the questionable files from the site (on the server
              > and locally), putting them in a directory of their own locally. Then test
              > the site for broken links, and put back any files still needed.
              >
              >
              > --
              > Patty Ayers | www.WebDevBiz.com
              > Free Articles on the Business of Web Development
              > Web Design Contract, Estimate Request Form, Estimate Worksheet
              > --
              >
              >