ShortcutsMan v1.10
Copyright (c) 2004 - 2012 Nir Sofer

Description

ShortcutsMan displays the details about all shortcuts that you have on your desktop and under your start menu. Broken shortcuts (shortcuts that point to file that doesn't exist) are automatically painted with pink color. You select one or more shortcuts, and then delete them, resolve them or save the shortcut's details to HTML/Text/XML file.

Versions History

  • Version 1.10:
    • Added support for 'Quick Launch' folder.
    • Added x64 build.
  • Version 1.05:
    • The configuration is now saved to a .cfg file instead of the Registry.
  • Version 1.01:
    • /folder and /folders command-line options - for using ShortcutsMan with other folders.
    • save command-line options - for saving all shortcuts into a file.
    • Added support for Windows XP style.
  • Version 1.00 - First Release.

System Requirements

You can use this utility in all 32-bit Windows operating systems: Windows 9x/ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.

Using ShortcutsMan

ShortcutsMan is a standalone program, so it doesn't require any installation or additional DLLs. In order to start using it, just copy the executable (shman.exe) to any folder you like, and run it.
After running ShortcutsMan utility, wait until the shortcuts list is loaded. The main window of ShortcutsMan displays the list of all shortcuts that you have on your desktop and under your start menu. Broken shortcuts (shortcuts that point to file that doesn't exist) are automatically painted with pink color. You select one or more shortcuts, and then delete them, resolve them or save the shortcut's details to HTML/Text/XML file.

Resolving shortcuts

When you find one or more broken shortcuts (shortcuts that point to file that doesn't exist), in your system, you can try to fix them by using the "Resolve Selected Shortcuts" option. If the filename was changed or moved to another folder, the resolving process will fix the shortcut so it'll point to a valid filename.

Command-Line Options

/folder <Folder> Load the shortcuts list from the specified folder instead of loading them from the standard desktop/start menu folders.
/folders <Folder> Similar to /folder option, but also scan all subfolders under the specified folder.
/stext <Filename> Save all shortcuts information into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Save all shortcuts information into a tab-delimited text file.
/stabular <Filename> Save all shortcuts information into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save all shortcuts information into HTML file.
/sverhtml <Filename> Save all shortcuts information into HTML file. (vertical)
/sxml <Filename> Save all shortcuts information into XML file.

Examples:
shman.exe /shtml "c:\temp\sh.html" /folders "c:\my shortcuts"
shman.exe /folder "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop"

Translating to other languages

ShortcutsMan allows you to easily translate all menus, dialog-boxes, and other strings to other languages.
In order to do that, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run ShortcutsMan with /savelangfile parameter:
    shman.exe /savelangfile
    A file named shman_lng.ini will be created in the folder of ShortcutsMan utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all menus, dialog-boxes, and string entries to the desired language.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run ShortcutsMan, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run ShortcutsMan without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.

License

This utility is released as freeware for personal and non-commercial use. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

Disclaimer

The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Feedback

If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com
Download ShortcutsMan
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ShortcutsMan is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of ShortcutsMan, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'shman_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed ShortcutsMan utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
Brazilian Portuguese SoftDownload 04/01/2013 
DutchJan Verheijen 21/12/20121.10
Finnish  21/10/2007 
French  16/06/2004 
Galician  24/11/2004 
German «Latino» auf WinTotal.de 17/03/20131.10
Ge Old Styleohne Angabe 07/06/2006 
Greek geogeo.gr 18/03/20131.10
Hebrew  15/09/2006 
Italian  27/05/2004 
Japanese  19/01/2005 
Polish  08/12/2005 
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 30/12/20121.10
RussianDmitry Yerokhin 19/12/2012 
Simplified Chinese  22/02/2013 
Slovenian Jadran Rudec 28/11/2005 
SpanishPedro Quiróz 02/11/2007 
Swedish  24/06/2004 
Traditional Chinese  24/09/2005 
Turkish  29/10/2008