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Windows 7: Shortcut Extension - Remove or Restore

24 May 2009   #10

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello System001,

I think you're wanting this tutorial instead.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2009   #11

Windows 7 RC Build 7100 x86 / Windows Vista SP2
shortcut arrow is gone

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by system001 View Post
does this just work for folders? i still have the arrow overlay on my shortcuts i have sent to the desktop.

i lied. i guess it just took a couple of restarts for some reason. thanks for the download. i have always disliked the arrow overlay. i do not need an arrow to tell me the icon is a shortcut. thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2009   #12

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

LOL, you're welcome System001. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Oct 2009   #13

windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Here you go Shawn, seemed to work for me. Attachment 2839
Thanks much! Worked perfectly in Windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Nov 2009   #14

Windows 7 HP 64bit

Help, after applying shortcut remover in Windows 7 the shortcut overlay displays a small black square where the shortcut arrow was previously. How do I fix this? Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2009   #15

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Kelly, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to restore the default shortcut arrow icon overlay using the tutorial below. If you wanted to removed the arrow, then you can use the same tutorial to remove it after restoring the default settings to fix it.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2009   #16

Windows 7 HP 64bit

Thanks for the help. I used the tutorial and after a couple of reboots the icons are back to normal.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Nov 2009   #17

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Kelly. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2014   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Perfect! Thanks a lot!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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