Windows 10: Shortcut Arrow Icon - Change, Remove, or Restore in Windows 10
Did you download and try only the new Remove_shortcut_overlay.reg file in OPTION ONE?
Yes, this one:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
; Created by: Shawn Brink
; Tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8974-shortcut-arrow-icon-change-remove-restore-windows-10-a.html
Yep. I forgot to add the line below back to it.
Updated again. How does it work for you now?
And, we have a winner!
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.
LOL, yep. Ok. It's updated again now.
Thank you for testing.
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
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...it worked perfectly!
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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