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Windows 7: When the heck did windows start overlaying symlinks with shortcut icon

23 Sep 2011   #1
Gw2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
When the heck did windows start overlaying symlinks with shortcut icon

Same question as in title, I may be retarded but I swear when I used to create symlinks they looked no different from a regular folder. Now they have the shortcut icon on them which makes them kind of pointless for me.


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23 Sep 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Always did...
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23 Sep 2011   #3
Gw2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe I'm just nuts then. Do you know how to remove the shortcut symbol altogeather?
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24 Sep 2011   #4
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Nope... That's how symlinks look by default
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