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


06 Feb 2009   #169
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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13 Jun 2012   #170
testrun

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

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

Did you unblock the Blank.ico file first before moving it into C:\Windows in step 2C? If not, then you will need to move the file in C:\Windows to your desktop, unblock it, and move it back to C:\Windows.

If that doesn't help, then OPTION ONE is great for removing the shortcut arrow.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Hi i dont understand the first thing i did is i download the zip, then unzip it at the desktop then did the A,B,D,E,F. Since i didn't find the unblock button in the Blank.ico i did the letter D without doing C. So when i finished it and restarted the computer then it shows me the blank transparent icon like in the warning. So any step by step how to fix this? Thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2012   #171
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You could give OPTION ONE a try instead.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2012   #172
testrun

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

then how can i get rid of the thing blocking my icon!

Almost all of my desktop icon looks like this already

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2012   #173
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Testrun,

No worries mate. Step 3 in OPTION THREE should restore it back to default. If not, then OPTION ONE should also change it to what you select.
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14 Jun 2012   #174
testrun

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

ok thanks it is now removed i wonder why that option did not work for me any idea?
I used to run windows 7 prof 64 bit
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2012   #175
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Testrun,

There could have been a small mistake made while doing the steps for why it may not have worked for you the first time. I'm happy to hear that you got it removed now though.
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18 Jul 2012   #176
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thank you thank you.

So happy I came across this.

Now I can use it on my Vista laptop too.

Had no idea the program existed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2012   #177
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Jadinolf. I'm glad that it could help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2012   #178
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome Jadinolf. I'm glad that it could help.
The pleasure is all mine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2012   #179
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Shawn, Option Three works for Windows 8.
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