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(Solved) - Shortcut arrows in Windows7 RC (64-bit)

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  • Started 5 years ago by bailes
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bailes
Posts: 7

Any idea how to get rid of the #$*&%#edy-blank-blank shortcut arrows overlaid on desktop icons by Windows in Windows7 RC (64-bit version)? I have fxvisor, but it crashes when one tries to apply the changes. The Frameworkx site is down, so I don't know whether there is a later version of fxvisor. I am comfortable editing the registry, so I'd be happy with a registry hack.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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LH
LH
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Hi bailes. Here is the registry export. All you need now is a blank icon. If you don't have one, I can email it to you. Remember to always backup your registry before making any changes,
___________________________________________________________________________________
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Icons]
"29"="C:\\Windows\\empty.ico"

____________________________________________________________________________________

Copy your empty.ico file to the C:\Windows folder
Then

Copy what is between the lines above
Paste it into Notepad
Save as ShortcutArrow.reg
Double click on the ShortcutArrow.reg file

Accept the 2 pop-ups
Reboot

(You may have to change the path, if your Windows folder is in a partition other than C.
And please backup your Registry before you make changes)

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bailes
Posts: 7

LH,

Thank you. Please do email me an empty icon. I could create one, but your emailing one will save me the effort.

edit by other mod- forwarded to LH.

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LH
LH
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Icon forwarded yesterday

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bailes
Posts: 7

LH,

Thank you. That worked like a champ.

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LH
LH
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Hey, no probs :) We aim to please :)

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jmm
Posts: 99

could i pls have a blank icon too?

Posted 4 years ago
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LH
LH
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Sure. It's on it's way :)

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jmm
Posts: 99

btw, is there a way to reverse this action, i.e. get the arrows back, without keeping a copy of the old registry to reinstall it?
perhaps delete the "29"="C:\\Windows\\empty.ico" line?

Posted 4 years ago
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LH
LH
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Yes. But we have to say backup your registry first. Because some people may try it on a system it was not intended for.

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jmm
Posts: 99

oops sorry, this is what i really meant:
btw, is there a way to reverse this action, i.e. get the arrows back, without keeping a copy of the old registry to reinstall it?
perhaps delete the "29"="C:\\Windows\\empty.ico" line?
(also forgot to mention i run 32 bit)

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LH
LH
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Deleting the registry entry will do it.

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