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Deadlink - Detects dead links and duplicates

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:33 am
by Ivaylo
[Moderator note: this is the primary AM-DeadLink program thread. View database entry]

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AM-DeadLink detects dead links and duplicates in your Browser Bookmarks. If a Bookmark has become unavailable you can verify it in the internal preview and delete it from your Browser. Additionally you can download FavIcons for all your Favorites and Bookmarks.

AM-Deadlink works with Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla and Firefox.

Website: http://www.aignes.com/
Screenshot: http://www.aignes.com/img/deadlink.gif
Download: http://www.aignes.com/deadlink.htm

How to extract: Download the installer and extract using Universal Extractor to a folder of your choice. The application files are located in the {app} subfolder. Launch the program by double-clicking on deadlink.exe.

License: Freeware

System Requirements: Win95/98/Me/NT4/2000/2003/XP/Vista

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:45 am
by AlephX
Writes settings to user profile folder...

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:06 am
by Ivaylo
I do not know exactly, but RegShot does not show any changes

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:39 am
by AlephX
Is it possible that "Scan Dir" is not checked?

Look at the ini file:

Code: Select all

[Setup]
ExtDir=C:\WINDOWS; C:\DOCUMENTS\USERNAME;G:\test_my_portable_folder
Scan Dir must include the OS folder, the User Folder and the Test folder...

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:11 am
by Ivaylo
checked with EI und FireFox
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Keys added:1
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HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\html

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Values added:4
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HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\LastVisitedMRU\q: 64 00 65 00 61 00 64 00 6C 00 69 00 6E 00 6B 00 2E 00 65 00 78 00 65 00 00 00 43 00 3A 00 5C 00 44 00 6F 00 63 00 75 00 6D 00 65 00 6E 00 74 00 73 00 20 00 61 00 6E 00 64 00 20 00 53 00 65 00 74 00 74 00 69 00 6E 00 67 00 73 00 5C 00 41 00 64 00 6D 00 69 00 6E 00 69 00 73 00 74 00 72 00 61 00 74 00 6F 00 72 00 5C 00 41 00 70 00 70 00 6C 00 69 00 63 00 61 00 74 00 69 00 6F 00 6E 00 20 00 44 00 61 00 74 00 61 00 5C 00 4D 00 6F 00 7A 00 69 00 6C 00 6C 00 61 00 5C 00 46 00 69 00 72 00 65 00 66 00 6F 00 78 00 5C 00 50 00 72 00 6F 00 66 00 69 00 6C 00 65 00 73 00 5C 00 45 00 78 00 74 00 72 00 65 00 6D 00 65 00 2E 00 64 00 65 00 66 00 61 00 75 00 6C 00 74 00 00 00
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\html\a: "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\Extreme.default\bookmarks.html"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\html\MRUList: "a"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.html\OpenWithList\c: "deadlink.exe"

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Values modified:18
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HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\DFX\8\11\LASTUSED_DFXP\valSpectrumBand1\: "0.38"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\DFX\8\11\LASTUSED_DFXP\valSpectrumBand1\: "0.71"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\DFX\8\11\LASTUSED_DFXP\valSpectrumBand2\: "0.40"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\DFX\8\11\LASTUSED_DFXP\valSpectrumBand2\: "0.63"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\DFX\8\11\LASTUSED_DFXP\valSpectrumBand4\: "0.46"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\DFX\8\11\LASTUSED_DFXP\valSpectrumBand4\: "0.43"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\DFX\8\11\LASTUSED_DFXP\valSpectrumBand5\: "0.35"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\DFX\8\11\LASTUSED_DFXP\valSpectrumBand5\: "0.43"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\LastVisitedMRU\MRUList: "apofmnlkjihgebdc"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\LastVisitedMRU\MRUList: "qapofmnlkjihgebdc"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\*\MRUList: "ebfdcajihg"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\*\MRUList: "gebfdcajih"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\*\g: "F:\My Downloads\GIMP_Portable_2.2.13_en-us.paf.exe"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\*\g: "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\Extreme.default\bookmarks.html"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.html\OpenWithList\MRUList: "ba"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.html\OpenWithList\MRUList: "cba"
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections\SavedLegacySettings: 3C 00 00 00 4B 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 30 58 76 27 AD 59 C7 01 01 00 00 00 C0 A8 01 23 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
HKU\S-1-5-21-73586283-1303643608-725345543-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections\SavedLegacySettings: 3C 00 00 00 4C 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 30 58 76 27 AD 59 C7 01 01 00 00 00 C0 A8 01 23 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

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Files added:7
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C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\2BF68F4714092295550497DD56F57004
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\94308059B57B3142E455B38A6EB92015
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\2BF68F4714092295550497DD56F57004
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\94308059B57B3142E455B38A6EB92015
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Recent\bookmarks.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Recent\Extreme.default.lnk
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\tmp.edb


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Files [attributes?] modified:
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C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\Extreme.default\urlclassifier2.sqlite
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Cookies\index.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\Extreme.default\Cache\_CACHE_001_
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\Extreme.default\Cache\_CACHE_002_
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:40 am
by Andrew Lee
It does write settings to the user profile folder. Here's my RegShot output (relevant sections only):
Regshot 1.7

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Files [attributes?] modified:7
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C:\WINNT\system32\config\software
C:\WINNT\system32\config\software.LOG
C:\WINNT\system32\config\system
C:\WINNT\system32\config\SYSTEM.ALT
C:\Documents and Settings\Normal\Cookies\index.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Normal\NTUSER.DAT
C:\Documents and Settings\Normal\ntuser.dat.LOG

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Folders added:1
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C:\Documents and Settings\Normal\Application Data\aignes

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Under "C:\Documents and Settings\Normal\Application Data\aignes" is another folder called "AM-DeadLink", and inside that are the config/data files.

AM-DeadLink 3.3

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:34 pm
by xephyr69
Homepage: http://aignes.com/deadlink.htm
Download link is same as above

Re: Deadlink - Detects dead links and duplicates

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 7:06 am
by smaragdus
@Checker

I think it is better to keep to AM-DeadLink version 4.6 which is fully functional, in contrast with version 4.7:
Starting with AM-DeadLink 4.7, it's no longer possible to alter or delete bookmarks from browsers.
MajorGeeks still hosts version 4.6, however MajorGeeks' version 4.6 is different from the one I have (mine is newer- this is an example why the developers should never release a changed version with the same version number):

AM-DeadLink 4.6 - my installer:
MD5: 10cbb56e99879c2e1df2ad78cb1598eb
SHA1: 993c7c8b870d9b61675621c11c166904c12291d9
SHA256: 6a9f559c9cd7a3f41b38853c78d1bed16fa1408a4c209f6606e6e286f61f4a3d

VirusTotal result

..

AM-DeadLink 4.6 - MajorGeeks' installer:

MD5: f79c9a0f827082bdc0d797c37dd98b47
SHA1: 19a5067418fd1872f438e99fc260a92591455eff
SHA256: d1765627a2ddfb72cc7499f411f82adb060fabbd19467a989995a182b3d9d1fe

VirusTotal result

..

Re: Deadlink - Detects dead links and duplicates

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 7:42 am
by billon
As bookmark management in browsers got more complex over the years, it's no longer recommended to use external tools to delete bookmarks. Browser bookmarks should only be deleted within the browser user interface!

Starting with AM-DeadLink 4.7, it's no longer possible to alter or delete bookmarks from browsers. IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO USE OLDER VERSIONS OF AM-DEADLINK TO DELETE BOOKMARKS FROM BROWSERS!

AM-DeadLink is no longer supported, you can however still use it to check various sources for dead links!

Re: Deadlink - Detects dead links and duplicates

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 6:35 pm
by webfork
billon wrote:As bookmark management in browsers got more complex over the years, it's no longer recommended to use external tools to delete bookmarks. ... AM-DeadLink is no longer supported
Thanks ... warning added to the entry.

Re: Deadlink - Detects dead links and duplicates

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 8:51 pm
by smaragdus
For me AM-DeadLink version 4.7, which is incapable of deleting dead links is as useful as TrueCrypt version 7.2 which can't create encrypted volumes. Finding dead links among thousands of bookmarks inside hundreds of folders and then searching for these dead links manually in the browser is pointless. I have never encountered a problem when deleting a dead link via AM-DeadLink. I guess the developer is just dumping support for old programs. Once I was interested in the commercial version of AM-Notebook but since it hadn't been updated for more than 4 years and since I didn't want to buy dead software I asked whether there would be new releases and the developer responded that "...all planned features are implemented. New features (like epub format) are not planned.".

Re: Deadlink - Detects dead links and duplicates

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:18 pm
by webfork
I tried Deadlink and a few other tools on a site that required a complex login process that meant it had to be built into the browser. Frayd's Firefox plugin did a great job: http://frayd.us/extensions/linkchecker/

Example of it's use here on the site:
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The yellow highlighting was either suspect or broken links.