Check and Repair Media Links

Checks all Multimedia records for:

  • Broken links with a search to find & copy media to the Media folder
  • Media outside Media folder is copied to the Media folder
  • Media inside Media folder, but listed with full paths is made relative to the Media folder
  • V1.1: Fix fhGetValueAsText() error in FH V6.0
  • V1.0: Initial version

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I've used FH for many years and have always linked photos to their designated location on my computer rather than copying them to the project folder, which seemed an unnecessary use of space on the hard drive. However, when a new computer was in the offing I realised that I risked breaking all the links. This plugin sorted the problem quickly and efficiently, copying them all safely to the Media folder within the project. I can now copy the project across to the new computer confident in the knowledge that it will arrive intact. Many thanks.

Jean, May 17, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Since FH V6 introduced several Media link repair features, this Plugin is now large redundant.

Mike Tate, November 3, 2016 at 3:39 pm

Was running and then paused and came up with a message "not enough memory. No changes have been made to data records."

Richard, April 15, 2017 at 10:48 am

Oops! That message came from another Plugin. This plug in finds 6 problems. If I say Yes to "Try and Fix them" and then cancel, it comes up with on e window and then a message about bad argument #1 to 'open' (string expected, got nil).

I would prefer a report which told  me which records were in error so I could check them manually.

I've now seen Mike's comment about FH6 having media link repair features, so I will give that a try. (Tools/External File Links / Auto Repair Links.) The Help explains that this may take some time.

Richard, April 15, 2017 at 11:01 am

Check for Unlinked Media v1.8

FH 6.2.7    Windows 7     Parallels 14.01 on Mac

List Unlinked Media

I have a slight  issue with this Plugin in that it returns entries of 'Thumbs.db' which I find a bit distracting - I have 77 of these entries.

As these are not relevant could they be skipped in a future release?

As a work around, I have modified my copy as follows:

Line 205

If entry ~= "." and entry ~= ".." then

If entry ~= "." and entry ~= ".." and entry ~= "Thumbs.db" then


Many thanks

David Simpson, November 4, 2018 at 12:45 pm