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Windows 7: Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore


06 Feb 2009   #99
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

How to Change, Remove, or Restore the Shortcut Arrow Overlay Icon in Windows


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12 Feb 2011   #100
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Popeye, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you also do steps 2B and 2C with the Blank.ico file?


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14 Feb 2011   #101
snipermouse

Win 7 64bit
 
 

Thanx brink,

Had all the problems posted above and was scratchin my head WTF
The problem was WINRAR???
If I unzipped the files using winrar, it wouldn't give the option to unblock, and therefore my icons were covered by the white box. So I tried the default windows explorer unzip and presto the unblock box was there for me to tick and it worked first go......very strange that winrar was the problem

Cheers
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14 Feb 2011   #102
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Snipermouse.

Strange, you may have just opened the files in WINRAR and didn't actually extract them to the desktop.'

Glad to hear you got it sorted though.
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02 Mar 2011   #103
kbronski

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Wouldn't this technically be "replacing" the shortcut arrow?

A brilliant idea nonetheless.
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02 Mar 2011   #104
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbronski View Post
Wouldn't this technically be "replacing" the shortcut arrow?

A brilliant idea nonetheless.
LOL
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12 Mar 2011   #105
extrasmall757

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)*
 
 

I downloaded the files and theres no Blank.ico There is a file called Blank, but its just a picture. What happened?
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12 Mar 2011   #106
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Extrasmall, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That would be the correct file. Since you have known file extensions set to be hidden, the .ico extension part of the file name isn't displaying for you. That's all.
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15 Mar 2011   #107
Lode

Windows 7 HP 64 bits.
 
 

Hi!
I made the mistake of not unblocking the Blank.ico file first. After that I tried to solve it using the Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover 2.0 -on my Windows 7 64 bits laptop- and now have icons on my desktop that are mostly covered with file like overlays. What a mess I made, it looks ugly!

I am not pc savvy at all. But is there a way for me clean up this mess? I might need "click ...> ...>" instructions, but any help would be greatly appreciated.
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15 Mar 2011   #108
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Lode, and welcome to Seven Forums.

No problem mate. Move the Blank.ico file back to the desktop, unblock it, then move it back into the C:\Windows folder. Restart, and see if the overlay icon is gone now.

If not, then do step 3 in OPTION ONE to undo it, then do OPTION TWO with the program.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Mar 2011   #109
Autlense

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Problems

Hello there Brink, i wanted to remove those anoying arrows for a long time, and now that i have my new computer i gave it a try with your method.

I followed the steps to the letter so i would not encounter the problems other people had.

i logged off and on a few times and it did not work, then i restarted and nothing, now i have this... i tried to restore and nothing, then i download again and followed the steps but i still have the same problem , Plz help


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