Remove Shortcut Arrow from Desktop Icons in Windows XP

by on April 24, 2007
in Tips and Tricks, Windows

Here’s how you can remove those shortcut arrows from your desktop icons in Windows XP. This is a simple, neat trick. You need to know how to use Registry Editor, and you are done :)

Just follow the simple steps below to remove the arrow:

1. Start regedit.
2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTlnkfile
3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

You may need to restart Windows XP for the changes to take affect.

Enjoy! :D