Fix broken shortcuts in Windows with Broken Shortcut Fixer

Broken Shortcut Fixer scans your Windows computer for broken shortcuts and also automatically repairs any shortcuts that it can find using the Windows link resolve method.

Fix broken shortcuts

Just select the drive you wish to scan and click “Scan Shortcuts.” Any shortcuts that cannot be repaired will appear as broken. These broken shortcuts can be deleted or you can investigate them individually by clicking “View Shortcut.


  • Click “Scan Shortcuts” to repair and find broken shortcuts.
  • Double-click broken shortcuts to view them in Windows.
  • Hover over a broken shortcut to see the broken path.
  • “Delete Broken Shortcuts” will send the selected shortcuts to the Recycle Bin.

Broken Shortcut Fixer is a portable freeware which runs on Windows 7 too, and can be downloaded from its Softpedia.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Juan

    I’ll try this because Ccleaner is not removing unused and broken shortcuts as it should.

  2. Jim Cuppy

    Broken shortcut fixer “not” compatible with windows opens but without commands. Downloaded via Cnet.

  3. Jim: I tried it on my Windows 7 x86 Ultimate, and it worked just fine.

  4. RFDZ

    malware.. beware!!

  5. Softpedia hosts clean files.

  6. Matt

    Malware for sure… DO NOT DOWNLOAD!! Avira detected on download completion it may contain a virus or spyware.

  7. Ship

    I would recommend Bad Shortcut Killer. This program found only a few of the many broken shortcuts on my system.

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