Remover flechitas de los accesos directos (Remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons)

Posted in Windows XP by Community Submission

Spanish version:

Cómo remover la flechas de los accesos directos en el escritorio de Windows (cualquier versión)?

1. Iniciar regedit.
2. Ubicar la clave HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile
3. Borrar el valor de registro IsShortcut.
4. Ubicar la clave HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile.
5. Borrar el valor de registro IsShortcut.

Necesitarás reiniciar Windows para que los cambios tengan efecto.

En algún lugar lo leí, no recuerdo, pero sirve.


English version:

How you can remove those shortcut arrows from your desktop icons in Windows (any versions) ?.

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


You may need to restart Windows.

Credit goes to some guy who wrote it on a website I can't remember...

Editor's 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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