When repairing an old Microsoft Project format a message box is displayed

Product Link Repair v3.x.x.x Summary Repairing an old Project file format using a later version of Project causes a message box to appear. The message reads: You are trying to open a file saved in an older file format. Your settings do not allow you to open files saved in older file formats. Workaround To…read more.

Office Application Greyed Out in Link Repair Settings

Product Link Repair v3.x.x.x Summary When opening Link Repair it detects which Office applications are installed on the same machine then disables settings for Office applications that are not installed. Solution If Link Repair incorrectly detects which Office applications are installed then it is possible to override the detection. Note: If the Link Repair detection…read more.

How do I scan a network location using Link Repair

Product Link Repair v3.x.x.x Summary Link Repair supports the scanning and repairing of network shares. The easiest method is to use mapped drives. Due to the way UAC works Link Repair may not see your mapped drives. If this happens please see Mapped drives don’t appear in the Selection List An alternate method is to…read more.

Mapped drives don’t appear in the selection list within Link Repair

Product Link Repair v3.x.x.x Summary Due to the way Microsoft UAC works it is possible for mapped drives to not appear when running an application as Administrator. Solution Within Explorer disconnect the mapped drive by right clicking the drive and select disconnect. Start an elevated command prompt (use run as Administrator on c:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe) and map…read more.

Some Microsoft Office formats are greyed out in Settings

Product Link Repair v3.x.x.x Summary When viewing Settings in Link Repair some Microsoft Office file formats are greyed out. Solution For Project, Visio and pre 2007 Office file formats Link Repair requires the appropriate 32 bit version of the Office application to be installed on the same machine as Link Repair. Additional Notes Important: this…read more.

Link Repair doesn’t appear to modify specific links

Product Link Repair v3.x.x.x Summary Microsoft Office applications will defer to using relative links whenever possible. Relative links do not contain all the information of the destination unlike absolute links. Example of absolute link: \\servername\myshare\folder\sub-folder\excel-file.xlsx Example of relative link: ..\sub-folder\excel-file.xlsx When hovering over a link for example in Excel it is misleading. The reason for…read more.

Uninstalling Link Repair and installing a different version can cause a Link Repair start error

Product Link Repair v3.x.x.x Summary After uninstalling and then installing Link Repair an error occurs when starting it and it is unable to run. The error reads “Link Repair v3 has encountered a problem. We are sorry for the inconvenience. The file exists.” Solution 1. Uninstall Link Repair 2. Ensure the latest updates for Windows…read more.

After running Link Repair v3.2.0.1 or older Excel files with .ods and .xlsb files do not open

Product Link Repair v3.2.0.1 or older Summary If Link Repair fixes a link within an Excel file using an extension of .ods or .xlsb it is mistaken as an older format and upgraded to .xls format. Solution 1. Rename the effected files to the .xls extension 2. If the file is required to be the…read more.

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