To remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons

  1. Perform instructions described under ‘Remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons’. For your convenience, steps 1 to 3 are reported here.
  2. Perform instructions described under ‘Remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons (2)’. For your convenience, steps 4 and 5 are reported here.
  3. And finally, do the same with conferencelink, docshortcut, internetshortcut and wshfile.

So, here is a summary of all actions:

  1. Start regedit.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile
  3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
  1. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile
  2. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
  1. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ConferenceLink
  2. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
  3. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DocShortCut
  4. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

10.Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut

  1. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WSHFile
  3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
  4. Close regedit.

and log off

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

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