Many Windows users make the experience that the Windows start menu seems to grow all the time, even if the installed software count remains more or less the same. Many applications that are installed add an entry to the start menu, which would not be a problem if the uninstallation routine would remove those entries again.
The results are empty folders, and invalid program shortcuts in the start menu. Only users of advanced uninstallers, like Revo Uninstaller, do not have to cope with those problems, as their programs scan and delete leftovers after uninstallations.
It is quite possible to clean the start menu manually, but then again, one purpose of a computer is to make life easier for the user.
Start Menu Cleaner is a small portable software for Windows that can scan the Windows start menu for empty folders and broken shortcuts.
All options are presented to the user in the main interface. The application by default detects and deletes empty folders, and invalid program shortcuts, as long as they are not pointing to removable or network drives.
All deletions need to be confirmed before they are executed. Adventurous users may disable that confirmation to speed up the process.
Folders and shortcuts that are deleted are gone for good, unless the option to delete them to the recycle bin is enabled in the options.
Start Menu Cleaner is an effective lightweight program to remove invalid entries from the start menu. It is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows, and available for download at the developer website.
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