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


06 Feb 2009   #189
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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04 Dec 2012   #190
CCx

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm assuming that you already did step 3 in OPTION THREE, and checked OPTION TWO to delete the registry entry for the icon if there?

Did changing the icon using OPTION ONE not change it?
Okay, well Method 2 gave me this kinda action on my desktop:



So what next?



I should have noted that I have been using Option 1 for over two years (June 2010), with no problems at all... this issue just started a couple of weeks ago... I can't figure out what I might have done to cause this: Tiny arrows still on the desktop (as always), but default arrows when saving an image or document...

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04 Dec 2012   #191
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Try step 3 in OPTION THREE.
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05 Dec 2012   #192
LoveSunrises

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Instructions Please on how to work the "Custom" option inVista Overlay

Hello Please help!!!

I used the first choice "Vista Overlay Remover" and do not understand how to use the "Custom" option in the program to just remove the arrow from selected icons. When I use "No Arrow" it works but program icons in my folders turn black

Please give me step by step instructions how to use "Custom" and just remove arrow of icons of my choice OK?

Thank you and I look forward to a solution!!!

Best regards,

LoveSunrises
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05 Dec 2012   #193
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello LoveSunrises, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you just wanted to remove the shortcut arrow, then you might see if using OPTION THREE instead may work better for you.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Dec 2012   #194
LoveSunrises

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Aww thank you dear Shawn but I did try option 3 and it also turned my icons in my folders black but the desktop icon arrows disappeared and the icon's looks stayed normal. I had to remove option 3 and once removed it changed my large arrow into something totally different

I reinstalled option 1 and just live with the small icon arrow

It is better than the large one now especially since option 3 change the original arrow look that came with Windows 7 Pro
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05 Dec 2012   #195
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Since you're using a custom icon, then you might also check to make sure it's unblocked at saved in a location that allows full access for everyone. In one of the "C:\Users\Public" folders is good.
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06 Dec 2012   #196
CCx

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 


Re: Post # 186
and Post # 191

"Try step 3 in OPTION THREE. "

Hi Shawn... I have completed Step3/Option3 and have the default icons back.

Now what do I do, reinstall your program to get my custom icon back?

And is there an ideal place to have my "light arrow.ico" located?

Why this worked for over two years and suddenly doesn't, baffles me...

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06 Dec 2012   #197
LoveSunrises

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello Brink my original question was how to use the custom option in option 1 step by step to remove the arrow from just icons I wish to select without changing the look of the icon except just removing the arrow??? Hope everyone is having a good day/night
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06 Dec 2012   #198
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CCx View Post
Re: Post # 186 and Post # 191

"Try step 3 in OPTION THREE. "

Hi Shawn... I have completed Step3/Option3 and have the default icons back.

Now what do I do, reinstall your program to get my custom icon back?

And is there an ideal place to have my "light arrow.ico" located?

Why this worked for over two years and suddenly doesn't, baffles me...

In one of the "C:\Users\Public" folders is good.

In addition, check to make sure that the file is unblocked.

You could use either the program in OPTION ONE, or manually in OPTION TWO.
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06 Dec 2012   #199
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LoveSunrises View Post
Hello Brink my original question was how to use the custom option in option 1 step by step to remove the arrow from just icons I wish to select without changing the look of the icon except just removing the arrow??? Hope everyone is having a good day/night
You would basically need to do what I posted above first to make sure the icon is squared away and will be usable.

Next, download and run the 64-bit Vista Shortcut Overlay Manager program. (step 1 and 2)

Next, you would do step 3 to select the "Custom arrow" option to select the .ico file, and follow the rest of the steps in the tutorial.

If you like, ZIP and upload the .ico file here, and I'll be happy to test it on my system to see if there may be something wrong with the icon.

Hope this help.
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