Renamed page/URL problem

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When I was first making the site and didnt know much, I named one of my pages www.a-class-driving.com/synthasite.php After a while, I realised that this URL name had nothing to do with my site or the page and so used the site manager or menu editor to change the name in my own index. (Now www.a-class-driving.com/location.php) I did this so I could see all the pages laid out and what they relate to. I didnt realise that this would change the URL and therefor ruin all the links. I've just seen in google webmaster tools 23 broken URL links.

What is the quickest and easiest way to correct this?
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Will

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Posted 9 years ago

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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Will

Unfortunately I don't have a quick solution for you. You will need to redo any affected links. Then the next time Google crawls your site they won't see broken links anymore.

I hope it won't be too difficult of a job for you. Sorry I don't have a quick fix.
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Will

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I've been thinking about this. The problem I can't get my head around is the menu tab link. Every page has a link to it as it's in the main menu heading. how do I go about altering this? Any links that have been typed I know how to edit in the text, but the menu ... any ideas? Can it ben done? what about changing the name back? Would that sort it out do you think?
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Peter

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Hi Will. Changes to the tab will be automatically changed on each page.
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Will

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So are you saying that Google webmaster tools is a bit slow and in time those webcrawl errors will be ammended? I have two more errors for pages that only existed for a few minutes on there now. I was producing pages with some maps on, then realised I'd have far too many, so put them on one page. In my webmaster tools it seems to know about them and has them down as missing URLs.
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Peter

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Google crawls different frequencies for different sites. If you make significant change to your structure you can submit a new Sitemap and this supposedly can alert Google that things need to be reviewed.