Windows 7 Remove Shortcut Arrows


New Member
How do you get rid of the shortcut arrows on the icons? tweakui did it for XP.


Essential Member
You have to perform a manual registry edit.

However, removing the shortcut arrow can cause problems.

Warning: If you choose None, you cannot differentiate between the shortcut and the actual file/folder. You may end-up copying a shortcut to a file in situations where you need the original file. Hence, setting the arrow to None is not advisable.

Another warning:

Note : Please note that in some cases deactivating the arrow for *.LNK files might lead to duplicate items in the Explorer Context menu.

I would advise you don't do it.

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New Member
If you decide to do it,you can refer:
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But it's not recommended,please backup your registry before you change your registry


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Try this..worked for me with no problems so far. Its a beta for win7

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