The computer desktop is not the only location where shortcuts can usually be found. The Windows start menu and the user's documents and settings directory are two additional locations where lots of windows shortcuts can be found. The main problem with these is the fact that they do not get automatically updated if the user decides to move, delete or uninstall the file or folder it is pointing to. This results in invalid or orphaned windows shortcuts on the system.
Orphans Remover is the solution for the problem. The software program was specifically designed to deal with Windows shortcuts. It is possible to scan predefined locations on the computer for invalid windows shortcuts or pick folders or drives manually that should be scanned for orphaned shortcuts.
Default locations are the Windows Startmenu, the computer desktop, the favorites and history, recent documents, program files and application data folders. Shortcuts pointing to removable or network drives, cd-roms and ram disks can be exempted from the search.
The software will scan the drive which does not take more than a few seconds. All invalid Windows shortcuts will be displayed and the user has the option to delete all or only some of them. Orphans Remover is a handy software program that effectively locates and deletes invalid Windows shortcuts.
Update: The developing company has ceased all operations. The website is no longer available, neither are downloads of the latest program versions that have been released prior to closing the doors.
We have uploaded the latest version of Orphansremover to our servers. You can download the program from the following link: [Download not found]
We have tested the release and it is virus free. Please note that we do not offer support for this software or are responsible for any damage or harm that it may cause on your system.
Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats or subscription fees.
If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.