Tutorial - How to Remove Shortcuts that are Broken?
IntroductionFree Shortcut Fix is a great and easy tool that helps you scan your computer for shortcuts that you have on your desktop and in the Start Menu. The broken shortcuts can be easily deleted. Also, you can investigate them individually by clicking "Properties".
Step 1. Scan ShortcutsLaunch Free Shortcut Fix and click "Scan Shortcuts" to choose the drive you want to scan. Click "OK" and the scan will start immediately.
Step 2. Select Broken ShortcutsThe shortcut files founded will be listed with info like name, target, location and other details. The program marks the broken shortcut (when the file they are linking to is missing) with a red cross so you can spot it easily and solve the problem. Click "Select invalid" to select all the broken shortcuts. If you want to deselect the shortcuts, click "Select none".
There is a filter box in which you can enter the shortcut name or part of it to quickly find the shortcut. Click the dropdown menu of "Show" to list all shortcuts, the valid ones or just the invalid ones. The info of the selected shortcut such as location, shortcut, target, etc. will be displayed at the bottom. Click "Properties" or double click the shortcut to open up the properties dialog box for the item.