Delete shortcut pointing to a specific URL

There will be cases where some users are asked to test a dev/training webapp. Few of these users tend to create shortcuts/bookmark to the dev/training webapp and still keep using the dev even after the webapp was rolled to production.
Desktop guys to rescue to clean out these shortcuts or bookmarks 🙂
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#Clean up RL Solutions Training Link
$ws = New-Object -comObject WScript.Shell
$Favorites = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath(‘favorite’)
$Desktop = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath(‘Desktop’)
dir $Desktop,$Favorites -Recurse -filter *.url | % {
$URL = $ws.CreateShortcut($($_.FullName))
#Check if the url contains the word "RL6_Training"
if($($URL.TargetPath).Contains("RL6_Training") )
Remove-Item ($_.FullName) -Force
#Close comObject
Remove-Variable ws

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