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Broken link scan and correcting feature

A feature through which we can correct the links...
-located inside pages
-located inside documents
-located in any type of migrated item
-external links
-links pointing to unpublished documents.

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Dany Lavertu shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
Declined  ·  AdminBenjamin Niaulin (Admin, ShareGate) responded  · 

This one was tough for me to update the status. It’s important for us to deliver the best experience possible to our customers and the feedback we receive is a big part of that.

The request to scan inside of content for links and adjusting them or finding broken links is something we’ve looked at quite a few times given the number of requests for it.

Though we may evaluate some of these suggestions separately in the future, we do not plan on working on this in the near term.
An update will be posted if something changes, one closer to being evaluated would be broken links on SharePoint Pages.

We’re always grateful for any additional insight that would help us build a better tool. Thanks for leaving us feedback.



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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be great if we could scan our site collections for broken links. Is there a way to do this?


  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    It would be nice if there were a function to check broken links on SharePoint pages and sites.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    DO you have plans to add a broken link module? Very importatnt pre-migration discovery & clean-up opportunity

  • scottellis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be great to have a Insight that looked for broken links on left navigation, and in page.

    - For Office 365 Groups

  • Mario Barussi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We use one other tool to check for broken links in documents stored on SharePoint called ReplaceMagic ( This tool can natively connect to SharePoint (on premise but also online) and supports Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PDF and many more formats. Of course, you can also fix broken links.

  • Jodi Wald commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We use the content type 'Link to Document' to link to a URL of a document or page in our SharePoint environment. Checking to see if these links are still valid would be great. We have found that sometime the document gets renamed or moved or even deleted. A way to have a report of what URLs are invalid would be great in this case.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    just an idea - it would be very helpful to include a report that scans Word docs and similar for broken hyperlinks.. even better if it can provide a way of fixing the broken links.
    Thanks, James

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there a way to search for and find broken links in a SharePoint site collection using ShareGate? It used to be something you could do with SharePoint Designer, but as you know it's being depreciated by Microsoft. Any ideas?

  • Chiramisu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Anonymous regarding the QiPoint Broken Link Manager tool, OH YEAH!!!! I sooooo second that statement!! Sharegate has an amazing team and I've seen more enhancements and development to their software during a shorter time than I've ever seen from another company. If anyone can do this, Sharegate definitely can. :)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A broken link checker is a critical maintenance tool that would be an invaluable addition; please do add this

  • Colin Steger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Offer a way to find broken external links and links that are pointing to unpublished documents.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Need a big update with new SP features including Broken Link Identification

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