how do you remove the shortcut arrow?


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Dec 27, 2001
I want to edit the registry to remove the arrow from shortcut icons, but I can't find how to do this in XP. 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?


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


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.

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