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Remove Desktop Shortcut Arrow Win 10

Arctos

Beware of the Bear...
iHF Veteran
Advisor
WCG Team Member
#1
Ever since Win 98 I have had the ability to remove this arrow pest usiing a utility such as TweakUII or UWT with Win 7.

UWT does not appear to work very well with Win 10, so I have found a reg hack that works great.

Go here to this link for full instructions (includes pictures for those that are text challenged) on how to do it. Get Rid Of Arrows Forever!

Be careful of editing the registry if you are newbie, make a back up first or a system restore point...
 
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Arctos

Beware of the Bear...
iHF Veteran
Advisor
WCG Team Member
#2
Here you go I have done a .reg file for you to make it easier.

Open Notepad and paste the code into it.

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons]
"29"="%windir%\\System32\\shell32.dll,-50"
Save the reg file as Remove Shortcut Arrow.reg

When you are ready to get rid of the shortcut arrows, right mouse click on the .reg file and select Merge...
 

Antman

Because, you know, Obama.
Advisor
#9
I keep a Ghost boot CD (boot floppy mod) in my bag. Don't know why.