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How to Remove Broken Shortcuts?

How to Remove Broken Shortcuts?

PCBooster Free Shortcut Remover performs a deep scanning Windows to find all invalid or useless shortcuts that are no longer linked to the programs. And then provides you an easy and convenient way to delete & fix broken shortcuts separately or in bulk from your system as needed. It is a handy shortcut removal tool to remove all remnants of shortcut from your registry to improve your computer performance and work efficiency. Now, just remove those broken shortcuts to avoid some serious error issues like program lock-ups, blue screen, system freezes and even crash, etc.


How to Use PCBooster Free Shortcut Remover to Remove Broken Shortcuts?

Step 1Scan Shortcuts

Launch PCBooster Free Shortcut Remover and click "Scan Shortcuts" to choose the drive or folder you want to scan. Click "OK" and the scan will start immediately.

Scan Shortcuts

Step 2Select Broken Shortcuts

The shortcut files found will be listed with info like name, target, location and other details. The program marks the broken shortcut (when the files it is linking to are 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".


Tip: all the detected broken shortcuts are checked by default. The total amount of shortcuts found in your system will be displayed at the bottom.

Select Broken Shortcuts


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.


Tip: to find the shortcut you need from hundreds listed shortcuts can be time consuming - just use the filter as a search engine.

Filter Shortcuts & View Properties

Step 3Remove Broken Shortcuts

Click "Delete" to remove the broken shortcuts and they won't bother you anymore.

Remove Broken Shortcuts