Ainvo Shortcut Cleaner2.3.2.351

3.2 MB   2,771 downloads
100% CLEAN Freeware    
4.5/5 4
Find and remove invalid shortcuts that are no longer linked to valid applications, and analyze reports using this straightforward utility

editor's review





Ainvo Shortcut Cleaner finds and delete invalid shortcuts. Although shortcuts have such a small size that it barely scratches the surface of the overall HDD size, removing those which are no longer connected to valid applications is a good start to get rid of disk clutter and organize files.

Simple setup and interface

Installing this software utility takes little time and effort. It's wrapped in a user-friendly interface made from a large window with a clear-cut structure, where you can select the disk drives to scan for broken shortcuts. One or more partitions can be included in the scanning operation.

Find and remove invalid shortcuts, check reports

Once the scan job is over, you can analyze an online report with detected shortcuts marked as invalid by Ainvo Shortcut Cleaner, which contains statistics with the full path, program path, command-line parameters, folder, and result for each item. You can select the objects you want to remove while saving the rest, and let Ainvo Shortcut Cleaner execute the whole shortcut removal procedure with one click. There are no other notable options provided by this app.

Performance results and observations

As we expected, the software application had minimal impact on the overall performance of the machine, running on low CPU and memory. It carried out scan and removal jobs swiftly, without causing the operating system to hang, crash or prompt error messages. All valid shortcuts remained untouched.

On the other hand, it doesn't have confirmation dialogs, so you may end up inadvertently removing shortcuts without finding out which they are. Plus, the tool doesn't include more advanced options, such as scanning a custom directory.


All in all, Ainvo Shortcut Cleaner offers a speedy and effective solution for quickly finding and removing unnecessary shortcuts from any disk drive, and it can be seamlessly handled by anyone.

Ainvo Shortcut Cleaner was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on August 19th, 2015
Ainvo Shortcut Cleaner - This is the main window of Ainvo Shortcut Cleaner from where you can start to scan your system for invalid shortcuts.Ainvo Shortcut Cleaner - You can choose the drives you want to scan from this window of Ainvo Shortcut Cleaner.