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.
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 enter registry editor should come up, goto the "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT" folder, then in there, go to the "lnkfile" folder once 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 ;D you may have to restart EXPLORER.EXE to see the effect.. or refresh the desktop (F5), but the changes will take effect soon...
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!!!!!
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.
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.