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  1.    06 Aug 2015 #40
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    Did you download and try only the new Remove_shortcut_overlay.reg file in OPTION ONE?
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  2.    06 Aug 2015 #41
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    Yes, this one:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Created by: Shawn Brink
    ; https://www.tenforums.com
    ; Tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8974-shortcut-arrow-icon-change-remove-restore-windows-10-a.html
    
    
    
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IE.AssocFile.URL]
    "IsShortcut"=-
    
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
    "IsShortcut"=-
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  3.    06 Aug 2015 #42
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    Yep. I forgot to add the line below back to it.

    Updated again. How does it work for you now?

    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons]
    "29"=-
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  4.    06 Aug 2015 #43
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    Add:
    Code:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut]
    "IsShortcut"=-
    And, we have a winner!
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  5.    06 Aug 2015 #44
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    Our last two posts were almost simultaneous. I hadn't tried your update from post #42 yet. I *have* now tried your update from post #42, and it still leaves the shortcut arrows on the .url shortcuts. To be clear, the addition from post #43 is needed.
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  6.    06 Aug 2015 #45
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    LOL, yep. Ok. It's updated again now.

    Thank you for testing.
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  7.    07 Aug 2015 #46
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    Icons Turn Black After Shortcut Arrow Removal


    Following tips earlier in this thread, I successfully removed the shortcut arrows using ShellFolderFix64 and everything was fine. Set a new Restore Point. Rebooted. All fine.

    Next day from cold start, as I watched screen, all icons came up fine for a few seconds, then abruptly all changed to solid black boxes. JPG attached (I hope).

    I'm puzzled. Anyone have a great idea on how to get back the correct icons on my Win10 Home screens (twin monitors)?
    Last edited by Florida Rene; 07 Aug 2015 at 10:53. Reason: attachment didn't attach
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  8.    07 Aug 2015 #47
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    Hello Rene,

    Since you used a 3rd party program instead of the method in this tutorial, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before you made the change if the program's restore/undo feature doesn't fix it.
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  9.    07 Aug 2015 #48
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    Thank you...it worked perfectly!
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  10.    07 Aug 2015 #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Rene,

    Since you used a 3rd party program instead of the method in this tutorial, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before you made the change if the program's restore/undo feature doesn't fix it.
    Thank you, Brink. Icons have now been restored, WITH the shortcut arrows. I'm not a pro at this manipulations, so I'll have to try again. Which of the arrow removal procedures is the safest and surest for a neophyte to try?
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