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Windows 7: Removing the UAC Overlay from Desktop Icons

23 Sep 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Hi alan i also had this problem, and like you i was not content just to leave it has it was, i tried everything to get rid of the shield on my icons...then 1 day when i wasn't even looking for the solution it popped up right under my nose!

i was using a small program call Microangelo, its a program that lets you edit or make your own icons. after you install it, it puts an option in the right click menu called appearance so you right click any icon and then select appearance it brings up this box which is where it allows you to change the default icon.

in the corner there is a system tab, if you click on that there is a an option to remove the shield and shortcut overlays on your icons, the result is global not just for the icon that you clicked on.

i don't know if you ever managed to solve it yourself or if you still have the problem but if you cant find the program i can send it you!?

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24 Sep 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Version 6.1, Build 7600

Thanks BorgX666, I'll have a look at that. But I'm happy with things as they are with desktop shortcuts to the folders containing programs whose default icons have the overlay; they are not applications that I use very often and it's no bother to open from the folder.
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