how to remove desktop icon shortcut arrow in windows 8

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make your icon so much formal and beautiful. just follow the steps.

im japhet and im looking for sponsors in my school. because my parents cannot raise me in taking a computer science course.

may God bless us all.


  1. Japhet! My man! I have always hated those arrows – used to use TweakUI to remove them, but Microsoft decided that we shouldn't be allowed to tidy up our desktops to our own satisfaction. And then you cme along with your easy fix. Thank you very much.

  2. try writing this into cmd, remember to run it as admin;
    REG ADD "HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerShell Icons" /v 29 /d %systemroot%system32shell32.dll,50 /f

    , restart windows

  3. I tried this in Windows 8.1, and although it does remove the arrow from the icons it also has the effect of removing the functionality of right-clicking on the Start Menu button in the bottom left corner of the desktop which brings up the "power user" menu.

  4. I found a problem with this way to remove arrows. You can not longer put shortcut icons on tastbar if you disable IsShortcut in registry. I found a program from winaero[.]com called WindowsShortcutArrowEditor. This program will remove arrows and you can put your shortcuts on taskbar. No install of the program is needed

  5. I'm trying best sir. How about you? Do you do things that could benefit others? or what you know is to criticize and destroys someones reputation. But then thank you for the comment, this helps me to become a much better person.

  6. Instead of thanking him helping you behave like a redneck !
    The poor boy does not speak English as good as you may – If you weren;t drunk yourself – you could understand this from his name (and photo) – This is not a reason to behave like a jerk.

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