Hyperlinks task pane

You can generate a Hyperlinks report that lists the status (Broken, OK, or Unknown) of all hyperlinks and source references in your website, and the location and destination of each hyperlink and source reference.


You can also generate a type of usage report that lists either all web domains or the URLs of files on other websites that link to a file in your website. For more information, see Site reports overview.

To generate a Hyperlinks report

  1. With your website open, on the Task Panes menu, click Hyperlinks.

  2. In the Hyperlinks task pane, do the following:

    1. Optional: To verify only particular hyperlinks, select the hyperlinks you want to verify.

    2. Click the Verify Hyperlinks button .

  3. In the Verify Hyperlinks dialog box, specify which hyperlinks you want to verify, and then click Start.

Verify Hyperlinks button Cc295597.85ebd44f-5ce7-4b7a-8685-89cf49043938(en-us,Expression.10).gif

Open the Verify Hyperlinks dialog box, which enables you to refresh the list.

Next Result button Cc295597.3e6f6f24-3b67-4499-b547-a6fc02652b46(en-us,Expression.10).gif

Open the web page that contains the next result in the list and highlight the hyperlink.

Previous Result button Cc295597.9d396f8b-6211-4576-87e2-bed7b6a6cf6e(en-us,Expression.10).gif

Open the web page that contains the previous result in the list and highlight the hyperlink.

Edit Hyperlink button Cc295597.c81af1ca-ced8-47cf-b868-6b7187e42ee7(en-us,Expression.10).gif

Open the Edit Hyperlink dialog box. For more information, see Create or modify a hyperlink.

Show Internal Hyperlinks button Cc295597.1477629d-2b44-4f26-9cf9-b1435b988768(en-us,Expression.10).gif

List links that point to a bookmark (HTML anchor) or other content in the same web page as the hyperlink, and list references in a web page to items within the same page, such as a reference to an image map.

Column heading

Sort or reverse the list of results.

Down arrow Cc295597.eb5fc42b-8e20-4d8e-964c-c92f43113355(en-us,Expression.10).gif in a column heading

Restrict the results to those that fit the criteria you select. Right-click a column heading and select Remove Filters Cc295597.886482ce-5df1-406d-9319-90902d5f91e5(en-us,Expression.10).gif to deselect filter criteria.


When the results of the report are filtered, the down arrow Cc295597.eb5fc42b-8e20-4d8e-964c-c92f43113355(en-us,Expression.10).gif of the filtering column appears blue Cc295597.bbc3bb78-660d-44d9-adf6-352e5dadb2ee(en-us,Expression.10).gif instead of black.


Right-click a row and then click Go to Page Cc295597.18f213fe-3e08-4e2a-8636-77f8ad816a39(en-us,Expression.10).gif to open the web page that contains the link. Double-click the row to open the Edit Hyperlink dialog box.

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