How to Resolve Link Errors in Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 - dummies

By Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith, Fred Gerantabee

Page names can change, and pages can be deleted (intentionally or not), so you should periodically check for broken links in Adobe Dreamweaver CS6. You can ensure that links are working correctly in several ways. The most cumbersome, to preview a page and click every link, would take a long time and wouldn’t be much fun. To check local links more efficiently and quickly, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Site→Check Links Sitewide.

    The Results panel appears, with the Link Checker tab active.

    Any broken links appear, including page, scripts, and images.


  2. Use the Show drop-down list in the top-left corner to sort the link results by broken link, external link, or orphaned file.

    To focus only on broken links, leave Broken Links selected.

    If you don’t have broken links — congratulations! If you do, you can fix them directly in the Results panel. The page that has the broken link is listed in the Files column on the left. The broken link appears under the Broken Link column on the right.

  3. Click the name of the broken link and correct the filename, if it’s a problem, or click the Browse folder icon to locate the correct location or file.

  4. Click OK (Windows) or Choose (Mac).

    The broken link is repaired.

Orphaned files are pages or images that are not in use or linked to from any place within your site. Although having orphaned files isn’t necessarily a problem, to ensure that you don’t have important files that are orphaned, choose Orphaned Files from the Show menu under the Link Checker section of the Results panel.