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

05 Oct 2010   #90
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Benjamin. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.

The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is that you may not have unblocked the Blank.ico file before moving it, or didn't use the 32-bit Remove_Shortcut_Arrow.reg file version in the download.


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07 Jan 2011   #91
Pineapples101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Brilliant fix! Worked a treat on my Win 7 64bit.

Many thanks Brink
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07 Jan 2011   #92
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Pineapples, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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09 Jan 2011   #93
Pineapples101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Good to be here.
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02 Feb 2011   #94
voiceartistusa

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I'd like to remove the shortcut arrow, I want to change or use the XP style 'light' arrow...The "Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover" DOES NOT work on Windows 7 Pro 64bit...anyone have any better luck?? thx.
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02 Feb 2011   #95
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello voiceartistusa, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It works for me in 64-bit Windows 7 Pro.

Do you have UAC turned on?

At what point in the program does it not work?

Can you upload a copy of the arrow that you are trying to use? I'll test it on my system to see if that may be the issue.
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02 Feb 2011   #96
voiceartistusa

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Downloaded first time from Softpedia.

Download again from:
Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
' FXVisor32.msi '

Installs to (x86) folder

"...has been installed, click Close to exit"

Run shortcut, the GUI appears.

Choose "Light Arrow" Click "Apply"
Says "your settings have been saved. Would you like to log off now?"
Choose Yes...and the following pops up:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unhandled exception has occured in your application. If you click Continue, the application
will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click quit, the app will close immediately.
The system cannot find the file specified.

[spelling of occurred is wrong]

Before I choose Continue, I copied the details below, then rebooted and it doesn't work.
UAC was on, I changed it to Never Notify, logged off, tried it again, logged off...still doesn't work.



DETAILS BUTTON:

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

Code:
 
************** Exception Text **************
System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified
at System.Diagnostics.Process.StartWithCreateProcess(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start()
at VistaArrowGone.Form1.btApply_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
 
 
************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4952 (win7RTMGDR.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------
FxVisor
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.0.0
CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/Frameworkx/Vista%20Shortcut%20Manager/FxVisor.exe
----------------------------------------
System.Windows.Forms
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
----------------------------------------
System
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Drawing
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Configuration
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Xml
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
----------------------------------------
Accessibility
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Accessibility/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Accessibility.dll
----------------------------------------
************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

<configuration>
<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.
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02 Feb 2011   #97
voiceartistusa

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
I Did It !!



I merged the 64-bit_Remove_Shortcut_Arrow.reg file, renamed my arrow to "lighta.ico" opened regedit...


Changed This:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Icons]
"29"="C:\\Windows\\Blank.ico,0"

To This:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Icons]
"29"="C:\\Windows\\lighta.ico,0"

Put my lighta.ico in C:\Windows logged off and back on, and it worked.

The .reg files hosted on this site are HERE
The post I got that from is HERE

Thanks for your help! Great Site !!
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02 Feb 2011   #98
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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12 Feb 2011   #99
popeye123

windows 7 64
 
 
Need Help-White Box Where Shortcut Arrows Were?

I downloaded the zip file and then just hit the 64 bit short cut removal and hit yes and yes.
Now after reading the instructions I should have hit merge-which I didn't. I then followed instructions to reinstall remove and then restore instructions. The blank never showed up and the white box is still there.
What can I do to get back?
Thanks.
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