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Scan/filter all invalid or useless shortcuts and remove them to improve your PC performance & keep your desktop in order.


Free Shortcut Remover is a free handy tool designed to find and remove all broken shortcuts on your computer. If you need to frequently install & uninstall software, the invalid shortcuts may be scattered in the Desktop, Start Menu and every corner of your computer, wasting the disk and system resource. Free Shortcut Remover offers you a chance to locate and clear them all in a click of a button. No more annoyance to constantly have to delete these invalid shortcuts.

Free Shortcut Remover will scan your computer and list all the shortcuts within, marked with red crosses for broken ones and green ticks for valid ones. The shortcut filter can help you find exactly the shortcut you want by entering the whole or part of the name. Free Shortcut Remover also finds your recent history links linked to deleted documents, music or movies and removes them to protect your privacy.

Remove Broken Shortcuts

Remove Broken Shortcuts

In our day to day life we install and uninstall much software which will uncertainly create many broken shortcuts on our start menu and directories (Drives). Free Shortcut Remover is a free broken shortcut remover tool that provides you with an easy and convenient way to address these invalid shortcuts. It scans your system, finds all the invalid shortcuts and reports back to you so that you can remove and fix them from your system as per your requirement.

How to Fix Shortcuts? Video Tutorial

How to Remove Shortcuts that are Broken?

Remove Shortcut Virus

Remove Shortcut Virus

Many a time you must have come across a problem in your flash drive, external hard disk, or any other USB storage devices that some files and documents are converted to shortcuts. This virus mainly targets the folders and you often get frustrated when your important files are cut down to small shortcuts, also popularly referred to as the 'Shortcut Virus'. Free Shortcut Remover, as a shortcut virus remover, has the ability to find all of shortcut viruses and remove them to avoid danger.

Speed up PC Performance

Speed up PC Performance

An incomplete shortcut uninstall can result in program lock-ups, slow PC performance, system freezes, shutdown and startup problems, and installation errors. Free Shortcut Remover is a free shortcut fixer that quickly searches your entire start menu and your desktop for invalid shortcuts, and then effectively removes all remnants of shortcut from your registry to speed up your computer performance.

Delete Recent History

Delete Recent History

Free Shortcut Remover is capable of deleting recent history shortcuts. Within the Web browser, the History list of shortcuts to the URLs visited may be accessed in the History tool and others who use your computer could easily browse these sites to get your important information. This free shortcut cleaner helps find recent history shortcuts in your history tool, media player or document software and delete them to protect your privacy.

Manage Desktop Shortcuts

Manage Desktop Shortcuts

Free Shortcut Remover manages to show you all the invalid & broken shortcuts created on the desktop. Meanwhile, you are entitled to delete any one or all of them to tidy and share the burden of the desktop system, avoiding your time-consuming & laborious shortcut searching for useless one among a bunch of desktop icons.

Advanced Filter Function

Advanced Filter Function

To find the exact wanted shortcuts more quickly, the advanced filter function of this free shortcut fixer is here for you, which allows to specify filtering criteria by inputting the part of or full name of the shortcuts. It supports displaying any specific group of shortcuts and hides the rest from viewing, thus enabling you to find and focus on the shortcuts that you actually need.

How to Use Filter to Quickly Find the Wanted Shortcuts?

View Shortcuts in a List

View Shortcuts in a List

All shortcuts found to be invalid are displayed in an easy to understand manner - a list under four columns in the main window, in which you can clearly view the information of each shortcut. This shortcut remover features with single or batch deletion by checking or unchecking the small squares. Besides, the properties of the selected shortcut are accessible in the pop-up property window.

How to View Shortcuts Properties?

Why should I choose Free Shortcut Remover

DotFree Shortcut Remover

Free Shortcut Remover is 100% freeware designed to find and remove any wanted shortcuts, helping you better manage your shortcuts. It has ability to have your invalid or unneeded shortcuts removed to save your space and protect privacy. And users who download it are to enjoy life-long free update and technical support. No any hidden or extra charges!

DotSave More Disk Space

Shortcuts are great when they work but what about those that don't? When files get moved the links are corrupted and your shortcuts no longer work and will take up valuable space on your hard drive. With Free Shortcut Remover, you can easily scan and remove invalid & broken shortcuts from your Start menu, recent documents and Desktop, freeing up valuable disk space.

DotMake Clutter Desktop Clean

Although shortcuts provide convenient access to any programs or folders, a collection of them accumulated on the desktop may lead to a cluttered and unorganized desktop. With Free Shortcut Remover - a handy shortcut fixer tool, it is quick to manage your desktop shortcut and delete those broken ones to clean up PC desktop clutter. Just a bit of time and concentration to make your desktop tidy and in order from a mess!

DotSafe & Easy

Solving your shortcut problem, Free Shortcut Remover is guaranteed not to contain any spyware, viruses or any other kind of malware. Developed as an easy-to-use free shortcut fixer, it has clean UI and is able to find & remove any shortcut you want with few clicks. Even if you are a novice, you'll find no difficulty making it work at your command.

What are the system requirements?



Intel Pentium 3 500MHz or equivalent processor

At least 256 MB RAM

50 MB free hard disk space

Graphics mode 800x600, 16-bit color

Internet Explorer 6

Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8


Intel Pentium 4 1GHz or equivalent processor

512 MB RAM

Minimum 100 MB free hard disk space

Graphics mode 1024x768 true color (highest 32-bit)

Internet Explorer 7

Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8

Free Shortcut Remover


Free Shortcut Remover
Free Shortcut Remover

Editor's Review

Tucows - Five Cows
We are surprised at its marvelous performance in the testing process, displaying the targeted shortcuts in a fraction of the time which can be removed to tidy the PC and protect privacy.

Softpedia - 5 Ratings
During our test, the shortcut remover software acted like a fabulous shortcut detector, finding all the shortcuts in the disk we designated under orders. And we are free to see the properties of any of them.


Fix Shortcuts Video Tutorial

Remove Shortcuts that are Broken

Use Filter to Quickly Find the Wanted Shortcuts

View Shortcuts Properties

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Free Shortcut Remover helps scan & remove broken shortcuts from your computer to speed up your PC performance. 100% Freeware.

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