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    Question Desktop Icons

    Hi,I would like to know if anyone could help me.I have little arrows by the icons on my desktop,does anyone know how they got there and how do I get them off. THANKS soonersach

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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    Hi and welcome to techzonez.
    There are several programs that will do the trick. Microangelo, TweakXP, but I prefer a freebie called TWEAK UI. It resides in your control panel after you install it and it allows you to remove those arrows.
    You can get it
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    Another way to do this without installing any software but is an advanced procedure using the registry:
    Remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons
    Here's how you can remove those shortcut arrows from your desktop icons in Windows XP.

    1. Start regedit.
    2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile
    3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

    You may need to restart Windows XP.
    If you need assistance on installing or using tweakxp or using the registry editting feature just ask.
    Word of caution when editting the registry, it is a good idea to back up the registry before making any changes.

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    Last edited by Big Booger; November 8th, 2002 at 03:34 AM.

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    Hello, get tweakxp. You will be able to remove the little shortcut arrows.

    http://www.tweakxp.com/tweakxp/tweak_software.asp

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    One of the Power Toys for Windows XP is TweakUI. Among many other things you can do with this FREE app is to remove the arrow on your desktop icons.
    Last edited by Tinker; February 21st, 2009 at 10:56 AM.

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    Just to say thanks for all of the help,and say this is a great site for people like me that needs help sometimes.Again a big THANK YOU for the info. soonersach

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    Glad to see we helped. Got a question or answer feel free to offer it. That is what helps the site to improve.
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