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Windows 7: Problem with desktop shortcut icons

12 May 2012   #1

Windows7
 
 
Problem with desktop shortcut icons

When I place a shortcut icon on desktop, it displays the icon with a windows icon on top of it. Is there a setting or work around for this ?



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12 May 2012   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Hello mike !

You may try the instructions of the tutorial Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore to restore the default shortcut overlay arrow, and let us know the results.
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12 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Is this a new development? If yes, then do you remember what immediately previous action of yours make it start.
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12 May 2012   #4

Windows7
 
 

Problem is not with shortcut arrows, see attached, and nothing recently done that should effect this. Actually, have had this issue for a while. Shortcuts work fine, it's just an annoyance.........
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12 May 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mike,

From looking at your screenshot, this looks like a issue with the arrow overlay on the shortcut's icon. Try what Archie posted above to restore the default shortcut arrow. I'm pretty sure that will fix this issue for you.
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12 May 2012   #6

Windows7
 
 

Okay, I used Arc's idea and it worked......thanks guys for the input !
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12 May 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad that we could help.
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