Remove the shortcut arrow from the desktop

Open Regedit and navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Shell Icons

In the right-pane, create a new String value named "29"
Double-click 29 and set its data to:
C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,50 (an empty icon)
Close Registry Editor.

Right-click Desktop, choose Properties
click the Appearance Tab.
Click Advanced button.
Choose Icon from the drop-down list
Set it's size to 31 and press OK OK

Repeat the above steps and then set the Icon size back to 32 (default) to redraw the Icons
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5 comments: on "Remove the shortcut arrow from the desktop"

Sandeep Balan said...

thanx man...urs is a useful blog...good one!

Majid said...

thats a tricky trick

Max said...

wow i did not know that ..............hehehehe

Max said...

your blog Rocks !!!


wow... wud try this surely...


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