Wednesday, 14 November 2007

How to remove the shortcut arrow from desktop icons in Windows XP

Follow these simple steps to remove the shortcut arrow from desktop icons in Windows XP:


- Press Windows key + R (This brings up the Run dialog box)

- Type regedit and press Enter (The opens Registry Editor)

- Navigate to: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile

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Delete the IsShortcut registry value [See pic below]





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4 Responses to “How to remove the shortcut arrow from desktop icons in Windows XP”

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20 November 2007 at 09:07

before few months i felt afraid to touch "regedit". but now i don't for u guys. u all helped me to drive the fear and also gave me many tips to make things ok. thanks.


Anonymous said...
20 November 2007 at 18:00

Dude, I actually used this tip. Can you believe it? I usually used to let the tips and tricks software do it for me but now I know how to do it myself thanks to this usefull bit of information. Thanks a stack!
Jeevs


CyberSt0rm said...
21 November 2007 at 13:33

Tweaking the Windows registry can yield many graphical and even performance benefits. Tread carefully though...one false move may cause damage to your operating system rendering it unable to boot!

Glad you learned something though!


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