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Start Menu Cleaner for Windows

By Marcus WynwoodFreeUser Rating

Key Details of Start Menu Cleaner

  • Scan and delete invalid shortcuts in your Start menu.
  • Last updated on 11/7/2008
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review

Download.com staff
This single-function application provides an alternative to removing empty folders and out-of-date shortcuts from your Start menu. Start Menu Cleaner sports a tiny interface that takes only a click of a button to use. You can scan the Start menu for the currently logged-on user or all users, request confirmation before deletion, and choose to delete empty folders. There's no help file, though this program is so simple one isn't necessary. Start Menu Cleaner duplicates what Windows already does, though novice users might appreciate this simple freeware application's user-friendly approach.

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Full Specifications

November 29, 2005
Latest update
November 7, 2008
Operating System
Windows ME, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 10, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Scan and delete invalid shortcuts in your Start menu.
If your Start Menu a mess and has old shortcuts on your Start Menu left behind from Un-installs gone wrong, Start Menu Cleaner can help you. It's a simple little program that looks at all the shortcuts in your Start Menu to see if they work. It then gives you the option to delete dead shortcuts, leaving you with a squeaky clean Start Menu.