How to fix a Broken Shortcut Icon in the Start Menu of Windows 8.1




About this tutorial:

Video duration: 4:44
Problem with shortcut.

The item ‘file name.exe’ that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly.

Do you want to delete this shortcut?

Solution:
If the .exe file is still on the hard drive (but it was moved) than search for the .exe file (using File Explorer) and create the shortcut again in the Start Menu’s folder (C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms).

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35 thoughts on “How to fix a Broken Shortcut Icon in the Start Menu of Windows 8.1

    Champion Fighter

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    i dont have a startup folder

    nvr mind

    IRhxzy

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    I need help i put Black Ops 2 – GSC Studio.exe in the C drive it says No items match your search so i put it on the D drive but says the same plzz i need help

    Pro- -Gamer

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    Can i do this on intel hd graphics control panel? Because the shortcut on desktop is broken

    Syncrex

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    i no have ssd_12gb (d:)

    Silas Tariro Simemeza

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    i can not find the file anywhere….what then can i do

    GOD WEIWEI

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    At "Start in " my pc have nothing what should I do

    Sudarshan Biranje

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    Im not able to find exe file my problem is for counter strike 1.6

    rmahamdi

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    how about the file .exe is gone ?

    Vijay kumar

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    thank you. it worked and saved me a lot of time. best!

    titanium

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    Thank you😄

    Nightmare Specter

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    When I open file location it still displays that the shortcut has been changed or moved

    AAY CHA GHO

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    i done it but still it showing same error can u plz hpl me

    Dedin

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    nice

    Kyousuke 21

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    i have this problem with my microsoft word 10 and when i open the properties and i click shortcut , the target and start in is blank , can u help me pls

    Jiyoung Yoon

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    what file do i move this to??? Bc Im trying to fix World of Warcraft but idk whast file to move it to

    Wolf Wyvern

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    my app is gone. I looked on my drive, it's not there. i didn't uninstall it. I didn't move it. It just doesn't exist anymore. I reinstall it, it opens up, and its gone, seconds after the app opens.

    Ravi Teja Gonnabathulla

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    did not worked
    pls help

    Amir Firdhaus

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    I'm so impressed

    Brian Southam Photography

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    Thanks for this video! I keep on getting this problem with windows 7 on 2 PC! Now got it working again! Thank you!

    Jin's Windshield Laugh

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    What if you dont have a D drive

    ผ.อ. ประหยัด

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    Thank you , for the best video , thank you so much bro.

    Mitzu

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    hey i watched your entire video and followed every step but when it came to copying the file it wasn't called adobe premiere pro.exe none of them was even called adobe instead the only one with exe in it was called obs64.exe and i copied that one instead but when i looked in my document for the drive i didn't have one so can you please help me out thanks!

    S h a u n

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    2:11 WHAT A FAIL!!! A MEDIA FILE "HENTAI" lmao

    Dead Channel / Roach464

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    Actually nvm it didn't help sadly because the file doesn't exist. 🙁

    Dead Channel / Roach464

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    I watched without sound, because I liked the soundless ver. of this video but you did really good. I tried to open OBS but it had broken shortcut. Thanks!

    SMOS Cayatic

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    Thank you thank you thank you

    Nalindaka Hettiarachchi

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    thank you. it worked

    Movie Master

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    You're the man

    MR THELASH GAMEMER

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    thank you

    chris.tres

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    So i did this with an .flp file but its nowhere to be found, and it just deleted off the face of the planet. Any idea why or how can recover?

    dragon knight

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    mine one didnt work guys i did every following on your video but when i search on data c its so slow to find but when i search on data d they coudn't find any please help 🙁

    Planet Earth

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    Thank you so much, i didn't hear your voice because it's so low, although i fixed my broken shortcut by following your steps without hearing what you say.

    Den

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    Thanks man

    Razvan Gabor

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    thanks

    TJM

    (August 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm)

    Slow down and speak up but other than that you did good

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