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Remove the arrow from Windows Vista shortcuts

Post by Doctor Inferno on 23rd April 2008, 10:35 am


Even though this is a topic for experienced users of Windows operating systems that know how to use the registry editor, we tried to make this process as simple as possible. It doesn't matter if you used the registry editor or not, just follow these steps:
First, log in as an administrator. Then download the archive attached to this article and extract it to a folder of your choice.


You will see three files: rem_shortcut_arrow.reg, rem_shortcut_text_from_machine.reg and rem_shortcut_text_from_user.reg.
To remove the arrow from each shortcut, run the "rem_shortcut_arrow.reg" file and make the appropriate confirmations.
To remove the "shortcut" text you need to run one of the other two files. Run "rem_shortcut_text_from_user.reg" if you want to remove the text only for the shortcuts made by the current user and "rem_shortcut_text_from_machine.reg" to remove the text from the shortcuts created by all users registered on your Windows Vista PC.
Normal shortcut
Reboot your PC and log back in. You will see that the arrows disappeared from all shortcuts and all your newly created shortcuts will no longer have the "shortcut" text. The old ones will keep their name and must be renamed if you want to remove the "shortcut" text.

Modified shortcut
UPDATE: some of our readers requested for a solution to undo the removal of the shortcut arrow. Just download the "undo_rem_shortcut_arrow.zip" file, extract it and run the ".reg" file included. After you reboot your PC, you will see the shortcut arrows again.
Note: the attached files are provided "AS IS" with no warranties and confer no right


Source Site: Windows Vista for Beginners - Windows Vista tutorials
Source Article: Remove the arrow from Windows Vista shortcuts


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Re: Remove the arrow from Windows Vista shortcuts

Post by Sir $wat on 13th September 2008, 1:16 am

gonna do this...



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Re: Remove the arrow from Windows Vista shortcuts

Post by vikneshwaren on 26th December 2008, 4:31 am

does there is any other way to make it worke in xp?









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Re: Remove the arrow from Windows Vista shortcuts

Post by Doctor Inferno on 26th December 2008, 4:34 am

No, it is only included in Vista or later


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