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

14 Aug 2010   #80

win7 x64 ultimate
Thank you !


:) I have just been using Method One with win7 ultimate x64...... and it worked beau-ti-fully !

So this is just to say a big THANK YOU !

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14 Aug 2010   #81

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Icacream, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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15 Aug 2010   #82

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Operating System
Thank You!

Thank You Brink!!!!

Wish I had located this forum the minute I changed from Vista [(which I only had for a short period of time and never really cared for) as I purchased a new computer with Vista just before the release of 7] to Windows 7 64-bit. What a wonderful site with a plethora of information! Now, after 'tweaks' from this site, I'm almost setup with 7 the way I prefer.

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15 Aug 2010   #83

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Paul, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)
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18 Sep 2010   #84

Windows 7 Pro x64

Worked flawlessly on my new Win 7 Pro x64. The key to success is the blank.ico folks make sure you set that up correctly.
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19 Sep 2010   #85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Worked perfect :) Thx Brink :)
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29 Sep 2010   #86

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
a more accurate way to do this registry editing...

As a reply to the first post-
use this string instead, its more accurate, and its the "official way" to referring the windows 's installation folder (so it will work even if you've installed your windows in another drive, d:\ for example)...


if you want a simple and better way input-ing this information without opening the registry tool and using your mouse and keyboard just copy-paste the following text into a new file named "SetShortcutIcon.reg"

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons]

now- double click the file and it would get into your registry, log-off and back inside to see changes. you can use CCleaner which cleans the windows 7's icon's cache smooth & nicely.
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04 Oct 2010   #87
Benjamin Hall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

This does not work in Windows 7 Ultimate
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04 Oct 2010   #88

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Benjamin,

Yes, both options work perfectly well in Windows 7 Ultimate. :)

Can you give more details? What option or part is not working for you? Have you tried the other option?
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05 Oct 2010   #89
Benjamin Hall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

The reg file options don't work. I have the reg files on my computer from when I did it to Dream Edition... but instead, it won't show the Blank.ico, it shows the system default icon instead. it's okay, I used that vista program for doing it and it worked alright.
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