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# HOW TO BRING BACK THE ARROW SIGN IN SHORTCUT ICONS WHICH IS DISAPPEARED.....

 ETHANE says:

hey i'm new to this site ........this is my 1st question.......if anyone of u knows how to bring back the disappeared arrow sign in shortcut icons plzzzzzzzz do tell me........

11:59 am, Thursday, May 17, 2007 (6 years ago)
 motorist says: what did you do for removing them? 12:12 pm (6 years ago)
 dustkt says: get the tweak ui powertoy for windows xp.after you do that and finish installing it, run it, and look at the explorer tree on the left.go to explorer>shortcuts>and select which arrow you want, or none at all. 12:21 pm (6 years ago)
 excess says: CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL 12:44 pm (6 years ago)
 dustkt says: IM SUH FLYZ 12:50 pm (6 years ago)
 fate0000 says: OMGZ PLZ HLP K THX 09:07 pm (6 years ago)
 asuraci says: Jesus fucking christ plucking his hamstrings and tapdancing to Fallout Boy. 10:01 pm (6 years ago)
 Pyro_ says: Now that's a phrase I haven't heard.. 12:13 am (6 years ago)
 ETHANE says: i did the following things for removing the arrow-------------------Copy and Paste the following code into Notepad and save it as "Remove Shortcut Arrows.reg" (without the quotes)Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]@="Shortcut""EditFlags"=dword:00000001"FriendlyTypeName"="@shell32.dll,-4153""NeverShowExt"="" Manual Installation of this tweak1. Open Regedit (Start -> Run -> type "Regedit") (withoutquotes) 2. Navigate to: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT -> lnkfile (LNKFILE)3. Delete the following key "IsShorcut" 4. Close REGEDIT and Restart your computer. After applying this tweak it is necessary for you to RESTART your machine so the new settings take effect. 12:23 pm (6 years ago)
 dustkt says: so...just repair you registry, theres a registry repairer in tweak ui 12:36 pm (6 years ago)
 ETHANE says: from where can i get tweak ui?????? 01:16 pm (6 years ago)
 motorist says: Windows XP have a very nice tool for restoring to a previous state named: System Restore ... 01:58 pm (6 years ago)
 ETHANE says: yaaaa i know it but never used system restore..can u tell me how to use it.......actually i'm just a beginner......& a student..... 02:07 pm (6 years ago)
 dustkt says: 02:08 pm (6 years ago)
 motorist says: then it's urgent to play it safe 02:10 pm (6 years ago)
 motorist says: u will find system restore in start menu under accessories/system tools/system restore 02:13 pm (6 years ago)
 dustkt says: and here's a tip ETHANE, before you custo your pc, learn the os, switching from my 98 to xp about a year back was really annoying as far as customization goes, i got used to xp however.i didn't touch regedit for a long time, i still avoid having to use it whenever possible. 02:14 pm (6 years ago)
 ETHANE says: actually i love doing changes in my system & learning new things......that's why i did this...& by the way wt. do mean by custo?????? 02:17 pm (6 years ago)
 dustkt says: custo, as in customize... 02:19 pm (6 years ago)
 ETHANE says: hey can u tell me wt. is the use of the notepad file which i saved as """"" .reg """" file while removing the arrow sign?????? 02:22 pm (6 years ago)
 ETHANE says: ok cuto stands for customize......thanxxxxxxx. 02:22 pm (6 years ago)
 dustkt says: .reg means its a registry entry, srry for late reply, i'm a little busy :/ 02:34 pm (6 years ago)
 ETHANE says: i know that .reg stands for registry file.......but wt. is the use of the file which i saved????? 02:36 pm (6 years ago)
 ETHANE says: hey i tried tweak ui.......i made several changes....all worked except wt. i wanted......i.e.the arrow didn't came again.....so wt. should i do now???? 03:13 pm (6 years ago)
 dustkt says: did you go to the repair menu and select registry? 03:40 pm (6 years ago)
 dustkt says: and can you please type out the word "what" instead of typing wt.?its a little confuzzling 03:41 pm (6 years ago)
 adz_619 says: I agree with duskt: TweakUI is the best for that sort of stuff. 03:51 pm (6 years ago)
 wraybling says: ya, it tk. me a wl. to fgr. ot. wt. "wt." mnt. 04:13 pm (6 years ago)
 dustkt says: ya, lk., i fel. th. sm. wy.omg i wt. to st. a nw. thrd. 04:29 pm (6 years ago)
 asuraci says: Ethane. I don't mean to offend, but learn to type. You come off as a 10 year old, and I'm being generous there. 05:37 pm (6 years ago)
 dustkt says: ys. yu. ar. alx. 05:48 pm (6 years ago)
 colossus72 says: Just like to point out that Ethane's first language is not English.How well can you type Hindi? 10:55 am (6 years ago)
 asuraci says: It's not that, he's just typing terribly. I don't think not knowing a language is an excuse for that. 11:52 am (6 years ago)
 ETHANE says: actually i'm too addicted to orkut.that's why i write in that manner. now i think this time i'm not so childish in my language.and yes colossus rightly said my 1st language is not english.but yes i can type it better than anyone else. you must have seen this in the above paragraph. 03:39 am (5 years ago)
 ZZREZZ says: i know this post is two years old, but i found a solution.and im posting this just incase anyone googles the problem. hope they end up here...anyways, to fix the "missing shortcut arrows" on regular shortcuts...press the START button, click RUN,type in "regedit" without quotes... press enterregistry editor should come up, goto the "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT" folder, then in there, go to the "lnkfile" folderonce in there on the right panel it should show some registry keys.now right click the blank space on the right panel, and create a new "string value".set the name to "isShortcut", once created right click it and "modify", set the value to "1".and there. you now have your shortcut arrows back ;Dyou may have to restart EXPLORER.EXE to see the effect.. or refresh the desktop (F5), but the changes will take effect soon...-ZZREZZ 04:23 am (3 years ago)
 wdnkl says: Here I am 2 years later like ZZREZZ predicted. So happpy he posted. I want to confirm that the ZZREZZ's solution WORKS! After changing the registry I restarted the computer and voila! the arrows were restored and the icons now could be pinned on the task bar if needed. I did not have to fool with the F5 refresh or explorer.exe. I have Windows 7 64bit. I have been researching for 2 days (!) how to restore the arrows on the icon shortcuts. I have never fooled around with the registry before so I was very apprehensive. I finally threw caution to the wind and tried his solution. Excellent advice...Thx ZZREZZ!!!!! 02:02 pm (9 months ago)
 canuckken says: Or for those who do not want to mess with their registry there is a simple tool called Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover utility found at this link Also tunup utilities has the same idea built into their program. 06:44 pm (9 months ago)
 wdnkl says: One problem with the Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover is that it does not work with 64bit. It also says "remover" utllity which is not what I wanted because I wanted to restore the arrows, not remove them. I also have System Mechanic tune-up utility and it did not have any thing for restoring the arrows, only a broken shortcut utility. I believe there is another untily program that does what you say, but I can't rememeber which one. Following ZZREZZ's directions was a piece of cake and worked perfectly considering I have never fooled with the registry in my life. After I used the registry solution, I was amazed at how easy it was. I guess it comes down to what your are more comfortable with. 03:06 pm (9 months ago)
 canuckken says: Yup. Messing with the registry is something I have done often and I am comfortable doing. For those who are not I would advise letting someone who knows what they are doing do it for you.. Also I have 64 bit and I have used the shortcut overlay successfully. At least I believe I had but it has been a while so maybe I am just thinking that. I should try it again and see if it does work like I think it does. 03:41 pm (9 months ago)