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    New AM-Deadlink version

    Nice little <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> program to validate your favorites/bookmarks - plus other stuff. Am-deadlink 2.00
    From the site:
    What's new in Version 2.00?


    AM-DeadLink can download/update FavIcons for Internet Explorer and Opera 7.5 bookmarks (FavIcons are detected from HTML source or favicon.ico from server root)
    Support of Mozilla bookmarks
    CSV files with URLs can be checked
    Tab-delimited files supported
    Support of IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names)
    https protocol supported
    Bookmark list can be exported to text file
    Check works optional with wininet or internal method
    You can specify the number of check attempts when a site is not reachable
    AM-DeadLink saves the last check status between sessions (for bookmarks only). This feature is enabled by default and can be disabled in the general options. For many bookmarks this option can slow down the loading process.
    Internal browser has a popup blocker
    Internal browser: New button to go one level up
    IE-Favorites/absolute path column: AM-DeadLink shows now the absolute path within the folder structure and not the absolute path to the *.url file
    Internal Browser: Search with Google added, search phrase is the name of the selected bookmark (toolbar button with hammer)
    Internal Browser: Replace bookmark URL with opened URL (toolbar button with hammer)
    Context menu: Show source code of *.URL file (for IE favorites only)
    AM-DeadLink can now check the existence of local directories
    The internal check method uses now cookies from Internet Explorer. If login data are stored in cookies then AM-DeadLink can now check the correct page.
    New function "Set status to OK"
    New internal checking engine
    Improved detection of IE Proxy settings
    After changing/deleting a bookmark the browser bookmark is not changed immediately, you have to save the list manually
    Internal file format (*.amd) has been removed
    Bugfix: Name or IE favorites can now contain apostrophes (')


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    Re: New AM-Deadlink version

    Joe,
    Thanks for the link.
    I've used Deadlink in it's original version, and Beta 2 & have used the version 2.0 since it came out in final. It's a GOOD little utility for keeping your favorites current and sure recommend it to anyone.
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    Re: New AM-Deadlink version

    Hi Joe

    Just started using this one myself, after thinking there'd never be an update! I must admit to having used FavOrg more than AM-Deadlink. Do you know of any particular pros/ cons for each of these? I've also recently discovered URLBase, a real gem IMHO, which I'm about to post separately about.

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    Re: New AM-Deadlink version

    Hi Alan,
    I do not know of any particular pros/cons technically. I've not done any feature comparison. The biggest advantage for AM-Deadlink would be the ability for a new user to get it. FavOrg is part of the PCMag utilities which are by subscription only now.

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    Re: New AM-Deadlink version

    True... unless you happen to stumble on a "stray" copy, like:
    http://www.gratilog.net/anglais/internet/favorg.zip

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    Re: New AM-Deadlink version

    There's a newer version now: AM-DeadLink 2.06.
    What's new in Version 2.06?

    [+] Firefox is now listed as separate browser (you must no longer use the Mozilla settings for Firefox)
    [+] Firefox: FavIcons supported
    [+] AM-DeadLink supports individual profiles for each user on a computer (multi user installation)
    [x] FavIcons should also work with GIF, JPG, PNG and BMP images
    [-] A message box could be hidden behind the application window under certain circumstances
    [-] AM-DeadLink could display an "error in UTF-8 format" message when a bookmark file wasn't in UTF-8 format
    [-] AM-DeadLink could also delete FavIcons which were placed in subdirectories of the specified FavIcon directory. Now AM-DeadLink deletes only FavIons which are placed exactly in the FavIcon directory.
    [-] Fixed a bug where AM-DeadLink could override a manually assigned FavIcon to IE Favorites
    [+] Some untypical redirections supported
    [x] AM-DeadLink no longer displays a message box when a bookmark file couldn't be converted from UTF-8 format. In that case you cannot edit the bookmark name, but you can check and delete bookmarks and download FavIcons as well.
    [x] When starting AM-DeadLink, the last opened bookmark list is loaded after the main window is displayed.
    [x] Improved detection of Mozilla and Firefox data directory
    [x] Support for Netscape 3/4/6 dropped
    [x] Improved memory handling
    [x] Check process improved
    [x] Many internal improvements
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