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Xenu's Link Sleuth v1.3.8

Midas on 7 Jan 2018
  • 741KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Sep 2010
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Xenu's Link Sleuth checks websites for broken links. Verification is done on "normal" HREF links, as well as images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts, and java applets. It displays a continuously updated list of URLs which you can sort by various criteria. A report can be produced at any time.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: WININET.DLL (included with Internet Explorer)
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract
  2. Extract the installer to a folder of your choice
  3. Delete $PLUGINSDIR folder
  4. Launch Xenu.exe
What's new? Major improvements:

  • check css @import statements within <STYLE>...</STYLE>
    check url() elements within <STYLE>...</STYLE>
    check url() element within STYLE=
  • parse css files similar to <STYLE>...</STYLE>
Minor improvements:
  • sort "broken page-local links" section in report
  • url property dialog now resizeable
  • mailto with empty rest => "mailto:", not "mailto:@".
  • =>
  • all mailto: URLs of a host with successful DNS lookup are set to "skip type"
  • dito also for previously failed mailto: URLs of that successful looked up host
  • light green color for "mail host ok", which replaces text "skip type" for mailto:
  • renamed "maximum level" to "maximum depth"
  • GraphViz only for "ok" links
  • changed link counting method, now in AddUrl
  • clean possible memory leaks when finishing; FreeLibrary() for DNSAPI.DLL
  • changed toolbars slightly, preparations for VS2010
  • for VS2010, expand application class with virtual INI functions because I hate the registry
  • "#" as error (not in public release)
  • DLL security: fully qualified path for LoadLibrary()
Bug fixes:
  • Lower case in check for .gif, .png etc
  • corrected bug in change from 25.5.2010 "set recent URL list to 100 instead of 10"
  • correct bug about CCriticalSection usage for ServerMap and CharsetMap
  • fix for false alert in VS2010 buffer overflow check
Latest comments
James Randal on 2011-04-20 06:37

Comment above is in relation to its portability. The application functions perfect for its purpose...

billon on 2018-01-07 14:58

1.3.9 beta from August 2017 available

webfork on 2018-01-13 10:51

@billon: awesome news, this program only comes up once in a while but it's a huge help. I was wondering if it worked with newer web linking methods.

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AM-DeadLink v4.8

billon on 27 Feb 2019
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 Feb 2019
  • Suggested by xephyr69

AM-DeadLink is a tool to detect dead links from URLs listed in a variety of files formats including HTML, tab and comma-separated files (CSV), and Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi bookmarks/favorites.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and launch
  2. Choose to install as a portable application in a folder of your choice
  3. Launch deadlink.exe
What's new?
  • Vivaldi bookmarks supported.
  • Smaller fixes and improvements.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-04-08 17:26

A bad piece of news. Even more- the AM-DeadLink history page has been removed and cannot be viewed only in Archive.Org-

Ennovy on 2015-04-08 18:01

No idea what other changes have been made in version 4.7. The help file also doesn't include a what's new section.

smaragdus on 2016-05-28 15:09

Please see my comment:

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