Windows 10: Broken shortcut on Start Menu program list


  1. Posts : 84
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       03 Apr 2018 #1

    Broken shortcut on Start Menu program list


    I found a broken shortcut on my account's Start Menu program list, located all the way on the bottom.

    Attachment 183304

    Right-clicking and uninstalling doesn't do anything. I tried some of the solutions found online and most of them don't work. Is there any way for me to fix this mild annoyance?
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  2.    03 Apr 2018 #2

    djdelarosa25 said: View Post
    I found a broken shortcut on my account's Start Menu program list, located all the way on the bottom.

    Attachment 183304

    Right-clicking and uninstalling doesn't do anything. I tried some of the solutions found online and most of them don't work. Is there any way for me to fix this mild annoyance?
    Go to the control panel and delete there, while we still have control panel
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       03 Apr 2018 #3

    ronf1011 said: View Post
    Go to the control panel and delete there, while we still have control panel
    How do I do that, when I don't even know what the app is?
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  4.    03 Apr 2018 #4

    Very interesting! I've got it, too -- and even when I instruct Win10 to uninstall the item (whatever the heck it may be), it doesn't do anything. Just posted an item to the MS feedback hub about this. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!
    --Ed--
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  5.    03 Apr 2018 #5

    "Right-clicking and uninstalling doesn't do anything. "

    It's an orphaned shortcut only. Does r-click have a 'More/Open file location' option ? If so, it will take you here or you can do it manually (enable view hidden folders view) and try deleting the shortcut there -
    C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
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       03 Apr 2018 #6

    mrgeek said: View Post
    "Right-clicking and uninstalling doesn't do anything. "

    It's an orphaned shortcut only. Does r-click have a 'More/Open file location' option ? If so, it will take you here or you can do it manually (enable view hidden folders view) and try deleting the shortcut there -
    C:\Users\your user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    There are no broken shortcuts to be found in that directory. I managed to fix this by creating a new user account.
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  7.    31 May 2018 #7

    same problem.. any fix found?
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  8.    13 Jun 2018 #8

    problem is still there after cumulative/tuesday update .112
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