Data Migration Causing Hidden Corruption in Microsoft Office Files

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA — Information technology professionals around the world may be unknowingly causing hidden corruption in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other files when they move files from one file server to another during data migrations.

Unknown to IT personnel or users, many links between files can be, and typically are, broken when files are moved.

According to Bruce Saliga, Executive Product Manager of LinkTek Corporation, “IT personnel responsible for performing data migrations need to be aware of the links between files and must be capable of managing and maintaining the hundreds or thousands of links between files that are moved. Otherwise, hidden corruption in the form of unknown broken links can occur, resulting in a multitude of problems for IT personnel and the users they support.”

Some of the problems that broken links can cause include:

  • Incorrect formula calculations
  • Missing textual information
  • Inaccessible charts, graphs and tables
  • Missing graphics and photos
  • Unavailable multimedia audio and video files
  • Non-operational hyperlinks to corporate Intranet pages

And these problems can result in:

  • Wasted end-user time
  • Increased IT support costs
  • Reduced corporate productivity
  • Increased overall operating costs
  • Increased end-user frustration

LinkTek Corporation is a company that was built on solving this critical business problem. Using its LinkFixerPlus software product, links between files can be automatically maintained when Microsoft Office and other types of files are moved or renamed such as during data migrations.

LinkFixerPlus is the first software application that can fix broken links totally automatically when files or folders are moved or renamed. Using patent-pending technology, LinkFixerPlus helps eliminate the time-consuming and tedious process of manually finding and fixing broken links. Additionally, LinkFixerPlus can create a variety of detailed reports showing all of the links contained within files, including broken links.

LinkFixerPlus provides IT personnel with a solution that allows them to move or rename their users’ files without having to worry about broken links!

How To Contact LinkTek

For more information about LinkFixerPlus, please visit LinkTek’s Web site a, call +1-727-442-1822 extension 8945 or send an e-mail to

About LinkTek

LinkTek’s patented product, LinkFixer Advanced, automatically finds and fixes broken links in an organization’s most critical file types so that migrations and file system reorganizations can be completed quickly, accurately and without causing lost data or lost productivity due to broken file links.

Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, LinkTek Corporation provides the world’s leading solution for the management and automatic repair of file links found in today’s most common file formats. LinkTek’s purpose is to improve the lives of computer users, IT professionals, Records & Information Managers and CIOs by providing software that automatically repairs file links and also protects them from the effects of data migrations and user errors. For more information, visit

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For more information about LinkFixer Advanced, please visit LinkTek’s wesite at or call LinkTek at 727-442-1822.

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