The Windows operating system provides an excellent feature
called shortcuts. Shortcuts are separate "links" to
files and documents stored in other places on your system.
Your Windows Start Menu is comprised of shortcuts pointing
to various files elsewhere on your hard drives. Double
clicking (or otherwise invoking) a shortcut automatically
opens its corresponding application or document.
Sometimes, the "targets" of these shortcuts
are moved or deleted, leaving the shortcut pointing to
a file or location that no longer exists. These orphaned
shortcuts can be confusing when they don't operate properly
and can clutter your system as unnecessary or defunct debris.
Super Utilities provides you with a convenient way to deal
with these orphaned files by scanning your system for them,
and then optionally looking for the files to which they
are supposed to link. If the previously linked file still
exists on your system, you can automatically update the
shortcut with the new information, or, you can choose to
permanently remove broken shortcuts that are no longer
How to Use
- Where to look for invalid shortcuts:
- Scan for invalid/broken shortcuts from Start
Menu or Desktop
- Scan for hard-disk drives specified
- Scanning for invalid shortcuts:
To begin scanning for invalid shortcuts click the "Scan" button.
Shortcuts that are found to be invalid will be displayed
in the lower area of the screen which provides the
- Name: This column provides you with the name
assigned to the shortcut when it was created.
- Target: The target is the file that the shortcut
will attempt to launch when it is run.
- Location: Location is the physical place on the
hard drive where the shortcut file is kept.
- Link Description: Link description is the description
information that is optionally included with the
shortcut when it is created.
- Fix shortcut:
If you come across such a link that you know the
file it points to, you can fix this. Select the link,
click "Fix As" button or right click and
click on the "Fix As" option. Then browse
and show the path to that file and Super Utilities
will fix the broken link for you.
- Remove shortcuts:
Select the Remove button to remove displayed shortcuts
and files in accordance to your specified removal
- Removing selected shortcuts: To select a single
shortcut for removal, select it in the file list.
To select multiple shortcuts for removal, hold
down the Ctrl or Shift keys while selecting each
- Removing all shortcuts: Remove all displayed
shortcuts and files.