how do you remove the shortcut arrow?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by muzikool, Mar 2, 2002.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I want to edit the registry to remove the arrow from shortcut icons, but I can't find how to do this in XP. Regedit.com has instructions for all other Windows versions, but its not the same in XP. I know that several tweak programs will do this, but I would like to do it manually through the registry. Anyone know how I can do this?
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Download XP Powertoys here and use TweakUI... under 'explorer' branch (shortcut).
     
  3. DarkSiege

    DarkSiege Guest

    You can also use a tweak program, but the XP Powertoys would be your best choice.
     
  4. Tope

    Tope Guest

    You can also edit the Registry yourself. Go to Start/Run, type in, regedit, navigate to HKEY_Classes_Root/lnkfile and Rename "IsShortcut" to IsShortcutold. Do the same with HKEY_Classes_Root/Piffile, exit the registry and reboot. Your little arrows will no longer be on the shortcut icons. **Remember to backup your registry before attempting to modify it.**

    P.S. lnkfile is LNK file, not, INK file.
     
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    thanks!

    exactly what i was looking for!