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

06 Feb 2009   #9
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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26 Sep 2009   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Passa, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The program in METHOD TWO of the tutorial below will still work in Windows 7. You might see if it can help you.

Shortcut Arrow - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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17 Oct 2009   #11
jackstone

Windows 7
 
 
Most Successful Shortcut Arrow Overlay Killer

Passa,
I understand you fully. Registry modification did not work in my case too - in Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I went my own way and replaced the arrow icon in shell32.dll (icon no. 264) with blank one. Make a copy of shell32.dll, modify with any tool e.g. ResourceHacker or IconWorkshop, then place the file back to system32 and SysWOW64. Unfortunately you cannot do this directly - Windows prevents any change in system32 folder. I have two systems on my machine so I simply enter the other system and change this which is not used. You may use live CD e.g. any Lunux to perform replacing dll file. In the end you should kill icon cache file residing in user\AppData\Local\IconCache.db.
This method is not easy but you are free of funny overlay forever.
JS
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29 Oct 2009   #12
Huff09

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Here you go Shawn, seemed to work for me. Attachment 2839
Thanks Mr. Grimm, this did the trick. Don't skim the read me file to quickly though, I did three restarts before I re-read it and realized I hadn't relocated the blank.ico file

Eliminate the user error, however, and it works perfect.

Thanks again.
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31 Oct 2009   #13
jake66

Windows 7 x32
 
 

Any chance of getting rid of them altogether?
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31 Oct 2009   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jake,

Yes, not a problem.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-restore.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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31 Oct 2009   #15
jake66

Windows 7 x32
 
 

Oops, didn't see that!! Thanks.
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31 Oct 2009   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, you're welcome.
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06 Nov 2009   #17
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

I want something mark my shortcuts, but not the default arrow. Is there any way to change my arrow into something else? Like a little heart or grenade or something.
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06 Nov 2009   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Crimson,

Other than using the tutorial on the first page, the program in METHOD TWO of the tutorial below will still work in Windows 7.

Shortcut Arrow - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #19
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Yes they tell you how to change to a custom arrow by installing that program, but don't say anything about where to get custom arrows.
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