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Windows 7: How can I remove the UAC shield on desktop icons?


16 Feb 2014   #1

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How can I remove the UAC shield on desktop icons?

I'd like to remove the UAC shield on my desktop icons without removing the UAC functionality.

Is there a way to replace the shield image with a transparent ico file, so that the shield would effectively disappear?

If not, is there any other way to remove this shield without altering UAC functionality?



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16 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 8.1
 
 

Hello BestUsername,
this issue has been resolved before.
Remove shield icon
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16 Feb 2014   #3

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks. I reviewed this solution prior to posting. The elevated shortcuts solution removes the shield icon, and also removes the UAC function on the subject program. I am looking for a way to remove the shield image without removing UAC function.

Do you know if the shield image is an ico file that can be replaced with a transparent ico file?
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16 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BestUsername View Post
Thanks. I reviewed this solution prior to posting. The elevated shortcuts solution removes the shield icon, and also removes the UAC function on the subject program. I am looking for a way to remove the shield image without removing UAC function.

Do you know if the shield image is an ico file that can be replaced with a transparent ico file?
I have found another link which may resolve your issue:
Trying to remove unwarranted UAC shield overlay - Microsoft Community
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