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Remove shortcut arrow from desktp icons completely


7 Apr 2011
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go to run and type: regedit

1. Start regedit.
2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTlnkfile
3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

4. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTpiffile
5. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

6. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTConferenceLink
7. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
8. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDocShortCut
9. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
10.Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTInternetShortcut
11. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
12. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTWSHFile
13. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

14. Close regedit

Logoff and… Enjoy!

Note : Please note that in some cases deactivating the arrow for *.LNK files might lead to duplicate items in the Explorer Context menu.
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