How to Avoid a Mysterious Cause of Data Loss When Migrating to SharePoint

You want your migration to SharePoint to be smooth with no data loss, minimal downtime and executives happy with your performance. LinkFixer Advancedcan help you be a migration hero.


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The “Missing Link”

A great way to give yourself a heap load of troubles is to not protect your file links before a migration. Alternatively, you should have a way to quickly fix links, in large batches, after a migration. Without these capabilities, you might be giving up some of your nights and weekends.

We don’t handle every potential barrier that stands between you and your goals for your migration. We can, however, handle the heck out of all file-link issues. At least that’s one thing you won’t have to worry about.

Launch Your SharePoint Migration the Right Way

How would you like to do your migration, no matter how massive it may be, and have your file links set up so that you don’t lose any data due to broken links?

LinkFixer Advanced preserves and protects all links to documents, spreadsheets, images, websites and more, when you move your files into SharePoint (or anywhere else, for that matter).

LinkFixer Advanced handles all of the most popular file types that might get migrated, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Adobe Acrobat, InDesign and many more. You can find a full list of supported file types toward the bottom of this page.

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SharePoint On-Premises or Online?

No matter which way you go, LinkFixer Advanced is there for you like an old reliable friend.
Here’s a glimpse into the secret formula: LinkFixer Advanced creates a new “super link” between your files. This new link is not impacted during any migration. (Yep, technology magic.) The trick is to run it beforehand, then you are free to move about the cabin as you please, doing all the moving and renaming your heart desires.

After the migration, simply run LinkFixer Advanced again and boom! Everything (links-wise) is restored so that all your files are connected just as they were before the migration. That just saved you a whole bunch of time and frustration.

To get a bit more detail on how this works, click here for a few video demonstrations.

Already Made the Move and Now It’s All Busted?

Did you complete a data migration before you found out about LinkFixer Advanced?

Do you already have a mess of broken links?

The good news is: It’s not too late.

LinkFixer Advanced also has a Modify Links tool that uses built-in (or custom) “search and replace” rules to modify your links, thereby fixing them for you. And, what’s more, it can run the same rules on thousands of files at a time. If you already have broken links, there is nothing that fixes them faster or more automatically.

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Let LinkFixer Advanced Safeguard Your Links, Before Your Migration

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LinkFixer Advanced Video 1: Protecting and Auto-Restoring File Links, Millions at a Time

LinkFixer Advanced sets up your links so that you can do all the moving, renaming and restructuring you want, using whatever applications you like, with total impunity (links-wise). After the migration is done, LinkFixer Advanced can automatically re-link everything.

Let LinkFixer Advanced Handle Your Migration

LinkFixer Advanced Video 2: Moving and Renaming Your Files, Without Broken Links

One way you could use LinkFixer Advanced is to have it move and rename your files and folders. The magic here is that it can do this while automatically maintaining all your good links in the process.

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Do You Already Have Broken Links?

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LinkFixer Advanced Video 3: Auto-Recovery from a Broken Links Disaster

Okay, so you didn’t find out about us in time to pre-safeguard your links, and now you’ve got thousands of broken ones. You can relax because LinkFixer Advanced has this situation covered too. No matter why your links got broken, LinkFixer Advanced has a process called “Modify Links” that can fix already-broken links faster than any other method on planet Earth.

Think of this as “Link Disaster Recovery”.

LinkFixer Advanced can do the following on thousands of files at a time…

  • Migrate files and folders while automatically maintaining all the links between them.
  • Replace relative paths with absolute paths.
  • Replace absolute paths with relative paths.
  • Replace mapped drives with full UNC paths.
  • Search and replace server or share names.
  • Search and replace any part of a link path.
  • Update anchor text in Word, Excel and PowerPoint when replacing hyperlinks.
  • Convert SharePoint document IDs to or from URLs.
  • Safeguards links, allowing them to be automatically fixed, such as after a data migration.
  • Fixes broken links after a migration to SharePoint on-premise or SharePoint online.
  • Fixes broken links after a migration to Office 365.
  • Fixes broken links after a migration to OpenText Content Server.
  • Fixes broken links in large sets of migrated or renamed files with a single command, using sophisticated search and replace operations.
  • Fixes or searches for and replaces international characters such as Unicode.
  • Broken Link Report: Lists all parent files that have broken links, so they can be fixed before causing problems.
  • Regular Report: Lists all parent files followed by a list of the child files it links to, giving you a complete report of your files.
  • Cross Reference Report: Generates a report listing each linked file followed by a list of all the parent files that point to it, letting you know whether it is safe to delete the file or not.
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  • Microsoft Worddocxdotxdocdotdocmdotm
  • Microsoft PowerPointpotpotmpotxppsppsmppsx
  • Microsoft Accessaccdbaccdeaccdraccdtadeadn
  • Microsoft OneNoteone
  • Microsoft Visiovdwvdxvsdvsdxvssvst
  • SQL Databasessqlmdamdbmdemdnmdt
  • Adobe Acrobatpdfpseps
  • Adobe InDesignidmlinddindt
  • Adobe PageMakerp65pmpm6pmdpmtt65
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  • AutoCADdwgdxf
  • Webaspaspxcsshtmhtmljs
  • Windows Shortcutslnk

New Benefits, Features and Improvements

LinkFixer Advanced 5.7 — July 2021

  • Now users will have the peace of mind that their links to Excel charts in PowerPoint files (.pptx and .ppt) will be maintained.
  • Users now have increased control over LinkFixer Advanced’s performance and how thoroughly it checks working and broken links.
  • Users can now access additional enhanced performance settings which can save even more time.
  • Users now have the benefit of selecting the timesaving option to not process macros in Microsoft Office files.

LinkFixer Advanced 5.6 — May 2021

  • Added a new feature that saves clients time when handling multiple SharePoint or OneDrive files.

LinkFixer Advanced 5.5 — October 2020

  • Now you can fix broken links in password-protected files in Excel spreadsheets and Word documents.
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