Usage of Favorite Link Checker on Mac

This software is for checking the broken links of bookmarks of 3 webbrowsers, Safari,Google Chrome, Firefox and Chromium Edge.
You can remove the broken links of bookmarks too.
And you are able to remove the duplication of links.

-USAGE-

(1)

Favorite Link Checker starts and a launcher window shows. You click which Google Chrome, Safari or FireFox.
Please finish all browser before you click the button.
After this, you have to choose the bookmarks file becase of Sandbox structure, if you need help, "Bookmark File's Location" tell you where is the location.



(2-1)Google Chrome

You click the "Google Chrome" button, you must choose Google Chrome Bookmarks file.
If you cannot find this file, you click "Bookmark File's Location" button on the launcher window so that you may confirm the location.
Chrome" has two possible file locations for bookmarks.
The URL in bookmarks show in a grid, please click "Check Start" button.
The number of broken links shows when this app finish to check, and then you can click "Remove Broken".
The "redirected URL" in the grid indicates that a bookmarks URL is redirected to "redirected URL".
You can check the homepage where you click a "URL" in the grid.
If you want to leave a broken link, please check "stay" in the grid.
When you click "Remove Broken" and the deletion is completed, you will be asked to "Save file". Enter the same file name as the file name of the first bookmark and save it.
Here, it is possible to save the file with another file name, but it cannot be read even if you try to read it again. (When reading the bookmark file, check the file name is correct.)
You can resolve the duplication links by only one click "Duplication" button.
You will also be asked to save the file.
You close the window after the broken links are removed.


(2-2)Safari

You click the "Safari" button, you must choose Safari Bookmarks file.
If you cannot find this file, you click "Bookmark File's Location" button on the launcher window so that you may confirm the location.
The URL in bookmarks show in a grid, please click "Check Start" button.
The number of broken links shows when this app finish to check, and then you can click "Remove Broken".
The "redirected URL" in the grid indicates that a bookmarks URL is redirected to "redirected URL".
You can check the homepage where you click a "URL" in the grid.
If you want to leave a broken link, please check "stay" in the grid.
When you click "Remove Broken" and the deletion is completed, you will be asked to "Save file". Enter the same file name as the file name of the first bookmark and save it.
Here, it is possible to save the file with another file name, but it cannot be read even if you try to read it again. (When reading the bookmark file, check the file name is correct.)
You can resolve the duplication links by only one click "Duplication" button.
You will also be asked to save the file.
You close the window after the broken links are removed.


(2-3)FireFox

You click the "FireFox" button, you must choose FireFox Bookmarks file.
If you cannot find this file, you click "Bookmark File's Location" button on the launcher window so that you may confirm the location.
The URL in bookmarks show in a grid, please click "Check Start" button.
The number of broken links shows when this app finish to check, and then you can click "Remove Broken".
The "redirected URL" in the grid indicates that a bookmarks URL is redirected to "redirected URL".
You can check the homepage where you click a "URL" in the grid.
If you want to leave a broken link, please check "stay" in the grid.
When you click "Remove Broken" and the deletion is completed, you will be asked to "Save file". Enter the same file name as the file name of the first bookmark and save it.
Here, it is possible to save the file with another file name, but it cannot be read even if you try to read it again. (When reading the bookmark file, check the file name is correct.)
You can resolve the duplication links by only one click "Duplication" button.
Only the case of FireFox, this app doesn't save the bookmarks file by resolving the duplication.
So please do "Check Start" and "Remove Broken" after you resolve the duplication, and you can save the bookmarks fils.


(2-4)Chromium Edge

You click the "Edge(Chromium)" button, you must choose Chromium Edge Bookmarks file.
If you cannot find this file, you click "Bookmark File's Location" button on the launcher window so that you may confirm the location.
The URL in bookmarks show in a grid, please click "Check Start" button.
The number of broken links shows when this app finish to check, and then you can click "Remove Broken".
The "redirected URL" in the grid indicates that a bookmarks URL is redirected to "redirected URL".
You can check the homepage where you click a "URL" in the grid.
If you want to leave a broken link, please check "stay" in the grid.
When you click "Remove Broken" and the deletion is completed, you will be asked to "Save file". Enter the same file name as the file name of the first bookmark and save it.
Here, it is possible to save the file with another file name, but it cannot be read even if you try to read it again. (When reading the bookmark file, check the file name is correct.)
You can resolve the duplication links by only one click "Duplication" button.
You will also be asked to save the file.
You close the window after the broken links are removed.


(2-5)File

You click the "File" button, the window for file shows.
Since there is an "Open file" button at the top, a dialog is displayed when you click it. Specify "File containing URL".
The URL in bookmarks show in a grid, please click "Check Start" button.
The number of broken links shows when this app finish to check, and then you can click "Remove Broken".
The "redirected URL" in the grid indicates that a bookmarks URL is redirected to "redirected URL".
You can check the homepage where you click a "URL" in the grid.
If you want to leave a broken link, please check "stay" in the grid.
When you click "Remove Broken" and the deletion is completed, you will be asked to "Save file".
You can use the same file name as the first file name or a different file name.

You can resolve the duplication links by only one click "Duplication" button.
You will also be asked to save the file.
You close the window after the broken links are removed.


(3)The meaning of sign

In the "result" column, this app set 4 signs, "◯", "△", "✕" and "R"
"◯" means that a link is alive. The HTTP status code is under 400.
"✕" means that a link is forbidden or deny to access and so on.
"△" means that a link is time out or server error and so on.
"R" means that a link is redirected. This app recognizes that a link what this app demanded URL is different to returned URL is redirected.