I'm using sitecore9.1.1. I need a way to get a list of all items that has a field of type "General Link" that is set to "External Link" and is not working.

(i.e return all broken external links in my sitecore tree).

Is there a way to do so?

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    Sitecore PowerShell Extensions comes with a Broken Links report which optionally includes external links. Commented Oct 30, 2019 at 11:30

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I guess Sitecore Powershell Extension is a better way to check the external broken links on a general link field, a sample script can be like below -

$startPath = "/sitecore/content/website/home"

function Item-Report($i){
   $t =  $i | Get-ItemField -ReturnType TemplateField  -Name "*" | ForEach-Object{
       if($_.Type -eq "General Link"){
           [Sitecore.Data.Fields.LinkField]$field = $i.Fields[$_.Name]

       $Url = $field.Url

           $HTTP_Request = [System.Net.WebRequest]::Create($url)
           $HTTP_Response = $HTTP_Request.GetResponse()

           # We then get the HTTP code as an integer.
           $HTTP_Status = [int]$HTTP_Response.StatusCode

            If ($HTTP_Status -eq 200) {
              Write-Host "URL is OK! for " $i.Id "and Field" $_.Name
            Else {
              Write-Host "Error or broken link on Item ID" $i.Id "and Field" $_.Name
            Write-Host "Error or broken link on Item ID" $i.Id "and Field" $_.Name

Get-ChildItem -Path $startPath -Recurse | % { Item-Report $_ }

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