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CCleaner should be able to scan for and then repair/remove broken shortcuts. Other cleaners can do this (Empty Temp Folders is one, rather old, example).

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Welcome to the forum.

 

Very good idea. CC has only a limited repair/remove broken shortcuts capability. It has been requested (many times) before but Piriform folks don't seem to consider it to be important. Yes, I use Empty Temp folders as well and will use it as long as CC doesn't offer that functionality as well.

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Then perhaps we should find a way to make them consider it important. After all, it's not really a huge addition is it? It better rounds off the feature set, too.

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Actually CC only deletes orfan shortcuts on the desktop

 

that's my point. it should be able to scan the whole computer for broken shortcuts and attempt to fix them, and if it can't, it should remove them.

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I agree, that's the best suggestion for CC

 

I vote +1

 

I actually use Registry Mechanic for this purpose

but it is a commercial soft and I got it thanks to a giveaway

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It would be nice if CC could check system-wide for broken shortcuts, then I could finally get rid of another cleaning app I use which does check everywhere.

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Not sure I would like it.

 

I only power up my external drive when I need it,

and I demand that XP must remember NOT to include it within System Restore supervision.

 

I might be inconvenienced or worse if CCleaner were to delete shortcuts I need upon reconnection.

 

Alan

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I might be inconvenienced or worse if CCleaner were to delete shortcuts I need upon reconnection.

 

Alan

 

This is not the way a good cleaner soft works,

this is what Eusing Free Registry Cleaner does, for instance,

neither CCleaner nor Registry Mechanic clean my links to external units when they are not connected

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So what if it does that? No ones stopping you from using it. Iv never heard of Eusing Free Registry.

 

Right Reg mechanic finds no reg errors

 

ccleaner finds no errors

 

for the boardem sake of 5 minutes i ran Eusing

 

It found 806 errors

 

Stupidly rediculous aggresive cleaner?

 

Full of crap cleaner?

 

Ask me for a registration(free or no i cant be assed to check) cleaner

 

stop waisting your time with crap software

 

if i sent you an email now saying you won 27million does it make it so?

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Yeah, Ident, that's what I meant:

 

since Alan_B fears to lose his links, I replied that

the suggestion is to make CC capable to find more broken links, like Reg. Mech. can do

that does not mean that it will delete any

 

crap soft like Eusing find a lot of ?errors? and turn the system into a wreck

 

I just mentioned it, because it is known enough, I did not suggest to use it

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since Alan_B fears to lose his links, I replied that

the suggestion is to make CC capable to find more broken links, like Reg. Mech. can do

that does not mean that it will delete any

 

Actually this thread start with the request to "repair/remove broken shortcuts"

In my view CC will not know how to repair a link to something on a missing drive,

which only leaves the alternative of removing the link.

 

Alan

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It would be nice if CC could check system-wide for broken shortcuts, then I could finally get rid of another cleaning app I use which does check everywhere.

 

Correct me if I am wrong, but if something checks for "broken" shortcuts, IE, shortcuts to items that no longer exist, would this not break mapped network drives & other valid shortcuts?

 

Frequently, people spend time to make shortcuts to "drives that no longer exist", mapped network shares, etc, until they are brought back online. But while disconnected, they are seen as "broken" or "no longer in use" by broken shortcut cleaners.

 

How would this be considered safe/

 

Thanks!

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