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

01 Oct 2014   #300
chadb

Windows 7
 
 

I looked at that, but it seems spamy. I don't see the actual download I need, just get redirected to a "file downloader" and bunch of other junk.


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01 Oct 2014   #301
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Chad,

It sounds like you didn't click on the gray download button at WinAero for the correct download. It's a standalone .exe file that doesn't install anything.
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24 Oct 2014   #302
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Option Three: step five

5. Type in the full path of the custom .ico file within quotes, OR copy and paste the path below for what overlay icon you would like to use, and click/tap on OK.

You've replaced using the blank.ico file with a reference to
(No arrow - Transparent) %windir%\System32\shell32.dll,-50

Using an icon in shell32.dll -> there is no longer a path to the .ICO file

Side issue: I've had some trouble using the shell32.dll icon reference. If I recall, on Win7 it seems to work, but a hover over the shortcut brings the arrow back and it sticks. I just applied the shortcut arrow and shortcut text registry 'fixes' on Win10. The arrow comes back.

Any chance you could add the .ICO method back in the tutorial? More is better.

Thanks,

Bill
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24 Oct 2014   #303
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hey Bill,

The shell32.dll,-50 path is to use the transparent icon #50 in the shell32.dll file. If that one doesn't work for you, then you might try one of the other transparent icons in shell32.dll to see how it works. The icon I had before is for the same.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore-shell32.jpg


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24 Oct 2014   #304
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

hanks, I'll try one of the other shell32 icons or create a 1x1 transparent icon and put the path to the icon in the reg string.

But, I humbly beg to differ. The original shortcut arrow tut had a file blank.ico which is what step 5 referenced.
5. Type in the full path of the custom .ico file within quotes ...

Where's the custom .ICO file? That's the part of the step I think needs changing. Of course, my eyes aren't that good ... I could be reading it completely wrong.

Side note: Where can I get the properties patch to display icons - I had it once (being lazy asking you, I know).

Bill
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24 Oct 2014   #305
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I had removed the .ico download since some folks were having issues with it, and it was just easier to reference it in the shell32.dll file.

I like using IconViewer below to add an Icons tab to files that contain icons.

Download IconViewer
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25 Oct 2014   #306
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I had removed the .ico download since some folks were having issues with it, and it was just easier to reference it in the shell32.dll file.

I like using IconViewer below to add an Icons tab to files that contain icons.

Download IconViewer
Thanks, I figured that's why the shell32.dll icon is used now. I'm not sure why I've had issues using the DLL icon, but each machine is different. I thought it might be a timing thing - windows crawler, but even after taking that into consideration, the arrows (default overlay) are still there. I tried other icons in the DLL - nada. The registry entry is as it should be, so there's something else going on with my machine. Not overly worried about it and if I figure it out, you'll be the first to know

My original post on this subject wasn't really about the blank.ico file, even though I did ask about it.

"What we have heah is a failure to communicate"

The intent was to bring attention to a remnant of that process.
OPTION THREE, step 5

5. Type in the full path of the custom .ico file within quotes, OR copy and paste the path below for what overlay icon you would like to use, and click/tap on OK.

--- should be ---

5. Copy and paste the path below for what overlay icon you would like to use, and click/tap on OK.
If the tut still has a reference to the full path of a custom .ico file the next time I look, I give up.
It's a minor thing, but I know you're very detailed and accurate.

Thanks for the link to IconViewer, I really liked having that function before I 'lost' it in some restore.

Bill
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25 Oct 2014   #307
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry Bill, I've been running on fumes after the move and getting things sorted, so I misunderstood.

Step 5 in Option Three is for using either a custom .ico file of your own, or to use one of the provided paths below that step.
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25 Oct 2014   #308
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Sorry Bill, I've been running on fumes after the move and getting things sorted, so I misunderstood.

Step 5 in Option Three is for using either a custom .ico file of your own, or to use one of the provided paths below that step.
No problem, my friend, you're a busy guy. I see you're in a different state. Hope things go well in your new location. You're doin' fine OK!
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26 Oct 2014   #309
DeMatador

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey! Awesome tutorial here. I did Option Four, tried to implement the Classic Shortcut Arrow, and ended up with this...



See the little outline around the arrow? It disappears when the icons are resized to small sizes, but I downloaded those custom icons specifically because I wanted that folder to have huge (largest possible size) icons. When I resize the icons again to the size I want them in (as I said, max size), the outline reappears. When I go back to the Default Shortcut Arrow the outline disappears...

Is this solvable? Thanks in advance!
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