Add a column for shortcut validity


Today, I had a need to confirm whether the shortcuts in a directory, a few hundred, were pointed to valid files or not. I looked through the list of available columns and noticed that target is one, which is nice, but I couldn't find any that would indicate whether that target still exists or not.

So, my suggestion is to add a column, probably under General like Target is, that would display a simple yes/no, or maybe a red or green circle, indicating whether the target or the shortcut is valid or not.

(Or, of course, if there's a way to do this already that I missed then I'd love to hear about it!)


You could do that using a script column, if you know VBScript or Javascript.