Desktop shortcuts have no shortcut arrow

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Banjoboyslim, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Banjoboyslim

    Banjoboyslim New Member

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    Hello, my desktop shortcuts suddenly don't have the little arrow that should be located at the bottom left of the icon showing that the icon is a shortcut. Because of this I can't pin anything to the task bar. Is there a setting I can change to fix this?
     
  2. ar-pharazon

    ar-pharazon Senior Member

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    I didn't know that prevented "pinning". Do you have any kind of tweak app on your machine? Most of these (including TuneUp Utilities) have an option to remove the shortcut arrow.

    If you have such an app, it should allow you to put the arrow back.
     
  3. Tepid

    Tepid New Member

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    You can put the shortcut arrow back,,, but this is not preventing you from pinning to the Taskbar.
    Something else is causing this problem.

    Some icons can not be pinned directly to the taskbar, but must be pinned to existing icons on the taskbar (example: ".CHM" Help Files, ZIP files).
     
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  4. Trouble

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    You might try taking a look at this thread and see if their issue is similar to yours http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-desktop-customization/25334-desktop-icons-obscured-3.html#post116456
    Hope this helps
     

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