Windows 10: Remove yellow/blue sheild icon from shortcuts Solved

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  1.    14 Oct 2015 #11

    EDIT: this no longer seems to be working as of update 1607. Here's a much simpler solution.

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    shimshom said: View Post
    I had the same problem and followed the tutorial below to get rid of it. You can actually also get rid of the short cut arrow the same way without going through the other trick. Might seem a bit daunting but it's easy and I've had no issues since doing it

    Clear uac icon overlays on windows 8 icons
    Thanks! This worked perfectly.

    For those interested, here's a more concise step-by-step:

    1. Copy imageres.dll out of C:\Windows\System32\ to work on it
    2. Open it with Resource Hacker
    3. Navigate to "Icon Group" 78 and right-click to "Save *.ico resource"
    4. Open the saved (shield) .ico with IcoFX
    5. Ctrl+Q to reduce opacity to -99 (not -100, lest they appear as black boxes)
    6. Repeat for each of the icon sizes except 16x16 (where it comes in handy in context menus)
    7. Save the .ico and exit IcoFX
    8. Back in Resource Hacker, right-click 78, this time clicking "Replace Icon"
    9. Click "Open file with new icon", select your edited shield .ico, and click "Replace"
    10. Save the edited imageres.dll and exit Resource Hacker
    11. Take ownership of the original, System32 imageres.dll, as well as the one found in SysWOW64
    12. Rename them both to imageres_original.dll or similar
    13. Copy your edited imageres.dll to both System32 and SysWOW64
    14. Rebuild the icon cache, and behold, your shortcuts are shield free!
    Last edited by Michael; 21 Sep 2016 at 17:32.
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  2.    14 Oct 2015 #12

    Glad it worked and just remember if you use sfc /scannow it will replace the imageres.dll as it considers it corrupted but it's just a matter of putting the modded dll back
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    Windows 10 Home
       17 Mar 2016 #13

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    shimshom said: View Post
    Glad it worked and just remember if you use sfc /scannow it will replace the imageres.dll as it considers it corrupted but it's just a matter of putting the modded dll back
    Win 10 is not letting me paste the nice clean fixed version of imageres.dll (or save any modifications to the original) :/
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       17 Mar 2016 #14

    so the system will not let you paste a possible virus into the system folder, a system file that does not pass the security checks could be anything - maybe you need to contact the game developers to write their code correctly so that their games do not need admin rights, the game has to have admin rights because the developers are still writing for XP and the like and probably saving files into areas that the SDK prohibits for good reason.

    Using an edited copy of a windows file is also a breech of the EULA that everyone agrees to when installing. Although unlikely, the use of such files may cause windows to crash or even have the key blacklisted
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    Windows 10 Home
       17 Mar 2016 #15

    Barman58 said: View Post
    so the system will not let you paste a possible virus into the system folder, a system file that does not pass the security checks could be anything - maybe you need to contact the game developers to write their code correctly so that their games do not need admin rights, the game has to have admin rights because the developers are still writing for XP and the like and probably saving files into areas that the SDK prohibits for good reason.

    Using an edited copy of a windows file is also a breech of the EULA that everyone agrees to when installing. Although unlikely, the use of such files may cause windows to crash or even have the key blacklisted
    Well I'm not sure what I was doing different at first but after a reboot and trying to CTRL X + CTRL V the new imageres it worked. Wierd it wouldn't let me drag it in or paste it in. Anyway, I'm happy now because I have regained what my desktop looked like BEFORE this upgrade to Win10. I don't need to see UAC icons, they are ugly and useless :P
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       17 Mar 2016 #16

    Ok your choice. enjoy your illegal Windows
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  7.    12 Nov 2016 #17

    EDIT: Here's a solution...
    Launch the shortcuts via CMD:

    1. Right-click the shortcut to Properties
    2. Click Change Icon, then click OK when its window pops up (necessary step to avoid losing the icon)
    3. Add the following, plus a space, to the beginning of the Target field, leaving the existing path at the end:
      Code:
      cmd /c start ""


    I do this and the shortcut opens the command window
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  8.    12 Nov 2016 #18

    You missed the last part about "leaving the existing path at the end"... So, it should be like:
    Code:
    cmd /c start "" "C:\Path\To\Your.exe"
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  9.    13 Nov 2016 #19

    Thanks, but no. I didn't miss it. I just didn't include it in my post. My command looks like yours, DOES eliminate the shield from the icon, but upon clicking, opens the system command window only.

    Here's something I didn't notice. As soon as I apply the text change, the command flips itself into this:
    C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start "" "C:\ {etc}
    That explains the opening of the command window...but Microsoft has done something here disallowing me to alter the text....
    (a few minutes later...)
    NOW it works! Yet I get the command window for a microsecond THEN my target.
    So much drama...
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  10.    21 Dec 2016 #20

    This is the most easy and effective way of doing it. Takes two minutes and a reboot. That's it.
    Works on Windows 10 Pro.
    I know this is an "old" thread but when searching this problem it's top of the list in google, so that's why I wanted to share this update.

    Credits to the one who posted this in another forum, I didn't find this solution myself, just tried it and it worked straight away!

    Warning; after the reboot when you're back in windows it takes a couple of seconds for the shield icon to dissapear so don't freak out when you see it after the reboot, it works!
    :-)

    EASY SOLUTION:

    Set on the option "View hidden files and folders".
    Go to C:\Users"username"\App Data\Local\ where IconCache.db file is.
    Rename it (for example: IconCache1.db) or create a new folder there and put it inside.
    Hide system files and folders again. (If you want it)
    And the file will be there just in case you need it again.
    Reboot and wait a few seconds.


    That's it.
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