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

Posted August 2002 by Steve Sinchak

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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