Cool RK Tools: The CyberSafe Security Analyst
Have you found yourself rooting around in the Start menu trying to find an application or file? Perhaps your Start menu has grown over the last few months, and you're finding you have to scroll though a bunch of stuff that you never use, or worse, isn't even there anymore?Have you found yourself rooting around in the Start menu trying to find an application or file? Perhaps your Start menu has grown over the last few months, and youre finding you have to scroll though a bunch of stuff that you never use, or worse, isnt even there anymore?
If dead program links are part of your problem, then here's a tool for you. It's called the Link Check Wizard. This wizard is included with the Windows 2000 Resource Kit. Its not very sexy, and using it will never get you a raise, but its something you can use to help clear our the clutter on your desktop and start menu. And anything that makes life a little easier and a little more organized has to be helpful.
At the Run command type chklnks.exe. This will open the Link Check Wizard and show you the welcome screen. After reading the description of the utility on that screen, click Next and the program will scan your system for dead links. After the scan has completed you see something like this:
Note that the checkmarks don't appear in the Select the links to remove list until you select the ones you want to whack, or click on the Select All button. (I've already clicked on the Select All button, which then changes its name to Deselect all). Click Finish, and the program tells you that the operation was successful, and it closes itself.
Now open your Start menu, and enjoy the clean life!