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Windows 7: Removing the shortcuts arrow after SP1 ?

17 Sep 2014   #1
icacream

win7 x64 ultimate
 
 
Removing the shortcuts arrow after SP1 ?

hello,
since I installed win7 SP1 the .reg file takes away the whole shorcut (but for the name), not only the arrow.
will there be a new way to remove this ugly arrow ?
thks


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17 Sep 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello icacream,

I don't know what .reg file you are referring to, but you could use an option in the tutorial below to remove or change the shortcut overlay arrow icon.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore
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18 Sep 2014   #3
icacream

win7 x64 ultimate
 
 

This is precisely where I got this .reg file from :



I have happily used it for years but with SP1 it takes away the whole icon for the shortcut, not only the arrow...

I had gone to option one last week and picked up a bunch of publicity pops up - made a restore to get rid of them... don't want to go there again !
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18 Sep 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Icacream,

It's working fine for me, so it'll be interesting to see what it's doing for you. Please go and a post a screenshot showing what happens to your shortcut using the .reg file.

In addition, see if rebuilding the icon cache may help.
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19 Sep 2014   #5
icacream

win7 x64 ultimate
 
 

thanks for your patient interest, brink
here's what happened when I
1 - used the .reg file to remove the arrows in the shortcuts
2 - used the file to rebuild the icon cache
pretty frustrating !!!



I just don't know where to go from here
any ideas ?
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19 Sep 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, use the .reg file to restore the default arrow, then see if Option One will work for you.
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