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Windows 7: Desktop Icons Appearance

01 Dec 2012   #1
suggest57

windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 
Desktop Icons Appearance

My Desktop icons give the appearance there is not enough memory assigned to them or they are dead. All links work but i cannot get rid of the redundant icon over the top of the real icon.

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01 Dec 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Suggest57, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That would be where the shortcut arrow overlay on the icon should be. It appears to have been messed up by mistake. You could use the tutorial below to either restore or remove the shortcut arrow overlay to fix this.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Dec 2012   #3
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Looks like you tried to get rid of the shortcut arrow icons normally have but missed a step or two

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2. To Remove the Shortcut Arrow

A) Open the downloaded ZIP file (step 1), and extract (drag and drop) the Blank.ico file, and the Remove_Shortcut_Arrow.reg to the desktop.

B) Right click on the Blank.ico file and click on Properties. Under the General tab, click on the Unblock button if there. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If the Unblock button is not there, then the file is already unblocked. Continue on to step D below.

warning Warning
If you do not unblock the Blank.ico file first before moving it in step 2C, then you will only get a default white icon instead of the blank transparent icon like below.

C) Copy and Paste the Blank.ico into the C:\Windows folder, then click on Continue, and Yes (if prompted by UAC) to approve the copy.

D) Right click on the extracted Remove_Shortcut_Arrow.reg file, and click on Merge.

E) Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

3. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.
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01 Dec 2012   #4
suggest57

windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Suggest57, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That would be where the shortcut arrow overlay on the icon should be. It appears to have been messed up by mistake. You could use the tutorial below to either restore or remove the shortcut arrow overlay to fix this.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks that fixed it!
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01 Dec 2012   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

You're most welcome.
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