How to Fix Broken Links in Dreamweaver - dummies

How to Fix Broken Links in Dreamweaver

By Janine Warner

Dreamweaver makes fixing broken links simple by providing quick access to files with broken links and automating the process of fixing multiple links to the same file. Broken links are one of the worst problems you can have on a website. Nothing turns off visitors faster than clicking a link and getting a File Not Found error page. Fix any broken links as soon as possible.

After using the Link Checker tab to identify broken links, follow these steps to fix them by using the Results panel:

  1. With the Results panel open at the bottom of the page, double-click a filename that Dreamweaver identifies as a broken link.

    The page and its corresponding Property inspector open. The Results panel remains visible.

  2. Select the broken link or image on the open page.

    For example, you can fix a broken image by selecting the Broken Image icon on the page and then reinserting the image using the Property inspector to find the correct image file.

  3. In the Property inspector, click the Browse icon (which looks like a folder) to the right of the Link text box.

    (Instead of using the Browse button to find the correct image, you can type the correct filename and path in the text box.) The Select Image Source dialog box appears.

  4. Select the filename of the correct image and then click OK.

    The link automatically changes to reflect the new filename and location. If you replace an image, the image file reappears on the page.

    If the link that you correct appears in multiple pages and you fix the link using the broken link’s Results panel, Dreamweaver prompts you with a dialog box asking whether you want to fix the remaining broken link references to the file. Click the Yes button to automatically correct all other references. Click the No button to leave the other files unchanged.