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Remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 1 | Rating:
Remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons

1. Start regedit.
2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile
3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
4. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile
5. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

You may need to restart Windows.

Credit goes to some guy who wrote it on a website I can't remember...

Note: Please note that in some cases deactivating the arrow for *.LNK files might lead to duplicate items in the Explorer Context menu.

 

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ur computer may crash
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by Saikat Choudhuri)
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    Also Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTInternetShortcut and delete the IsShortcut registry value. Your computer won't crash. http://bangla-blog.blogspot.com/
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because I Don't Have A lnkfile
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks, This was very easy. Those complaining should stay away from computers.
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it works fine if you afraid that os might get corrupt just rename the file it ll work fine as well...
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    hope this works
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by Wanda Brownlee)
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    My friend says this will speed up the OS, but all I see is that it makes the icon look better.
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by gamk)
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    nice so easy.....! thanks.
     
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