Wednesday, July 1, 2009

To Make An Arrow Icon Disappear

Every shortcut you've created to desktop has an arrow. Some people may consider that's not cool :)
So here are the tricks to make arrows disappear:
  1. click Start-->Run
  2. type Regedit
  3. go to key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons
  4. Back up this key first for your registry safety by clicking File-->Export (choose the directory where you want to save your registry file, name it by typing in File Name's box, then click Save)
  5. OK, let's have a look at right pane, create a new string value (right-click-->New-->String Value) then name it to 29
  6. double-click 29 and set it's value data as C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,50
  7. restart your computer
Note : shell32.dll,50 is an empty icon


  1. Your blog is very technical but I am sure people who are into computers will welcome it. In fact, they will benefit some people!

  2. Thanks friend great blogging,

  3. many thanks for this post. I don't like the arrow sign at all. you have given a really helpful tip. :)

  4. nice blog bro, we are in the same field. more tips to come..

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