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Get rid of Shortcut Arrow


Shortcut icons have a small curved arrow in the lower-left corner. To remove the arrow, follow these instructions:

  1. Start the Registry Editor
  2. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ lnkfile
  3. Delete the value IsShortcut
  4. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ piffile
  5. Delete the value IsShortcut
  6. Close the Registry Editor and restart Windows

Note: These settings can also be changed with TweakUI (you can find it on your CD-ROM in the \tools\reskit\powertoy folder).

You can also use my Tweaking Toolbox for Windows, one of it's functions is to remove the Shortcut arrow.

For more information & free trial, check the Tweaking Toolbox for Windows pages.

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