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

24 Feb 2016   #330
TechyNarwhal

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
I used the "remove shortcut arrow" tutorial, and now the icon is black

Yesterday, I used Brink's "remove shortcut arrow" tutorial. When I logged off and on, it worked. Now, there is a big black square (see attachment). I checked the registry, the value for 29 is still %windir%\System32\shell32.dll,-50 .
Help?




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24 Feb 2016   #331
TechyNarwhal

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

You say that you can use the file path for the custom shortcut arrow, but you never describe how to find your image's path.
Could you add that?
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24 Feb 2016   #332
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechyNarwhal View Post
You say that you can use the file path for the custom shortcut arrow, but you never describe how to find your image's path.
Could you add that?
Hello TechNarwhal,

The path is wherever you saved the custom icon file to.
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24 Feb 2016   #333
TechyNarwhal

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

So like
C:\Users\User\Pictures\transparent.ico
?
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24 Feb 2016   #334
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechyNarwhal View Post
Yesterday, I used Brink's "remove shortcut arrow" tutorial. When I logged off and on, it worked. Now, there is a big black square (see attachment). I checked the registry, the value for 29 is still %windir%\System32\shell32.dll,-50 .
Help?
If you like, try the transparent.ico file available for download in the tutorial to see how that works for you instead.
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24 Feb 2016   #335
TechyNarwhal

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I used that one, I saved it in my pictures library.
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24 Feb 2016   #336
TechyNarwhal

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

OK, thanks. that seemed to work now.
It didn't want to work before.
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24 Feb 2016   #337
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.
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17 Mar 2017   #338
Drumming Pete

Windows7
 
 

HI, my Desktop Icons would come up with black squares where the transparent overlay would be. Sometimes it goes away when I install software and the desktop refreshes. But manual refresh wont help. I used the registry file to disable the arrow on icons.
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17 Mar 2017   #339
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pete,

If you like, you might see if using Option 1 instead may work better for you. You do not have to leave the program installed to keep the changes you made.
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