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Thread: How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?

  1. #1
    MICHAEL Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?


    http://www.tweakxp.com/article36734.aspx

    1. Start regedit.
    2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile (that's a lower case L)
    3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.

    Logoff and... Enjoy!


    -Michael

    "sean" <seanadamberger@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:0E91D13A-B7AB-4631-946B-33852EC2A487@microsoft.com...
    > How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?
    >



  2. #2
    Jerry Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?

    Michael,

    There is no data entered in that key. The value is blank in RC1!

    Jerry

    "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    news:OiweTRr1GHA.4748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    > http://www.tweakxp.com/article36734.aspx
    >
    > 1. Start regedit.
    > 2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile (that's a lower case L)
    > 3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
    >
    > Logoff and... Enjoy!
    >
    >
    > -Michael
    >
    > "sean" <seanadamberger@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:0E91D13A-B7AB-4631-946B-33852EC2A487@microsoft.com...
    >> How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?
    >>

    >



  3. #3
    MICHAEL Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?

    It's not blank in my registry. I used this same
    setting in build 5384, too.

    I don't know what to tell you guys.


    -Michael


    "Jerry" <goofey1@attbi.com> wrote in message
    news:waydnUdWhLfL15rYnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    > Michael,
    >
    > There is no data entered in that key. The value is blank in RC1!
    >
    > Jerry
    >
    > "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    > news:OiweTRr1GHA.4748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> http://www.tweakxp.com/article36734.aspx
    >>
    >> 1. Start regedit.
    >> 2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile (that's a lower case L)
    >> 3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
    >>
    >> Logoff and... Enjoy!
    >>
    >>
    >> -Michael
    >>
    >> "sean" <seanadamberger@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >> news:0E91D13A-B7AB-4631-946B-33852EC2A487@microsoft.com...
    >>> How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?
    >>>

    >>

    >



  4. #4
    Jerry Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?

    Did you do an upgrade or a clean install?

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    -------------------------------------
    Scanned by Norton AntiVirus 2006
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    "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    news:udzAJit1GHA.772@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > It's not blank in my registry. I used this same
    > setting in build 5384, too.
    >
    > I don't know what to tell you guys.
    >
    >
    > -Michael
    >
    >
    > "Jerry" <goofey1@attbi.com> wrote in message
    > news:waydnUdWhLfL15rYnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    >> Michael,
    >>
    >> There is no data entered in that key. The value is blank in RC1!
    >>
    >> Jerry
    >>
    >> "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    >> news:OiweTRr1GHA.4748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>> http://www.tweakxp.com/article36734.aspx
    >>>
    >>> 1. Start regedit.
    >>> 2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile (that's a lower case L)
    >>> 3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
    >>>
    >>> Logoff and... Enjoy!
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> -Michael
    >>>
    >>> "sean" <seanadamberger@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:0E91D13A-B7AB-4631-946B-33852EC2A487@microsoft.com...
    >>>> How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?
    >>>>
    >>>

    >>

    >




  5. #5
    MICHAEL Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?

    I've done both on two different machines.

    This was one of the first things I changed when
    I installed (clean) build 5384 aka Beta2.

    See attachment. This is in my copy of Vista RC1
    as it was in Vista Beta2.

    -Michael

    "Jerry" <goofey1@attbi.com> wrote in message
    news:f8udnXkR4sKG5prYnZ2dnUVZ_vmdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    > Did you do an upgrade or a clean install?
    >
    > --
    > -------------------------------------
    > Scanned by Norton AntiVirus 2006
    > -------------------------------------
    > "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    > news:udzAJit1GHA.772@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> It's not blank in my registry. I used this same
    >> setting in build 5384, too.
    >>
    >> I don't know what to tell you guys.
    >>
    >>
    >> -Michael
    >>
    >>
    >> "Jerry" <goofey1@attbi.com> wrote in message
    >> news:waydnUdWhLfL15rYnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    >>> Michael,
    >>>
    >>> There is no data entered in that key. The value is blank in RC1!
    >>>
    >>> Jerry
    >>>
    >>> "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:OiweTRr1GHA.4748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.tweakxp.com/article36734.aspx
    >>>>
    >>>> 1. Start regedit.
    >>>> 2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile (that's a lower case L)
    >>>> 3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
    >>>>
    >>>> Logoff and... Enjoy!
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> -Michael
    >>>>
    >>>> "sean" <seanadamberger@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:0E91D13A-B7AB-4631-946B-33852EC2A487@microsoft.com...
    >>>>> How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
    >



  6. #6
    MICHAEL Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?

    Is "lnkfile" there? Does it have the entry
    "IsShortcut"? Delete "IsShortcut".


    -Michael

    "Jerry" <goofey1@attbi.com> wrote in message
    news:f8udnXkR4sKG5prYnZ2dnUVZ_vmdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    > Did you do an upgrade or a clean install?
    >
    > --
    > -------------------------------------
    > Scanned by Norton AntiVirus 2006
    > -------------------------------------
    > "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    > news:udzAJit1GHA.772@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> It's not blank in my registry. I used this same
    >> setting in build 5384, too.
    >>
    >> I don't know what to tell you guys.
    >>
    >>
    >> -Michael
    >>
    >>
    >> "Jerry" <goofey1@attbi.com> wrote in message
    >> news:waydnUdWhLfL15rYnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    >>> Michael,
    >>>
    >>> There is no data entered in that key. The value is blank in RC1!
    >>>
    >>> Jerry
    >>>
    >>> "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:OiweTRr1GHA.4748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.tweakxp.com/article36734.aspx
    >>>>
    >>>> 1. Start regedit.
    >>>> 2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile (that's a lower case L)
    >>>> 3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
    >>>>
    >>>> Logoff and... Enjoy!
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> -Michael
    >>>>
    >>>> "sean" <seanadamberger@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:0E91D13A-B7AB-4631-946B-33852EC2A487@microsoft.com...
    >>>>> How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
    >



  7. #7
    Jane C Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?

    That key was in my RC1 x64 too. It isn't now though ;)
    Thanks Michael :)

    --
    Jane, not plain ;) 64 bit enabled :)
    Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation :-)
    "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    news:uUr9Sdu1GHA.2516@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Is "lnkfile" there? Does it have the entry
    > "IsShortcut"? Delete "IsShortcut".
    >
    >
    > -Michael
    >
    > "Jerry" <goofey1@attbi.com> wrote in message
    > news:f8udnXkR4sKG5prYnZ2dnUVZ_vmdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    >> Did you do an upgrade or a clean install?
    >>
    >> --
    >> -------------------------------------
    >> Scanned by Norton AntiVirus 2006
    >> -------------------------------------
    >> "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    >> news:udzAJit1GHA.772@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> It's not blank in my registry. I used this same
    >>> setting in build 5384, too.
    >>>
    >>> I don't know what to tell you guys.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> -Michael
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Jerry" <goofey1@attbi.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:waydnUdWhLfL15rYnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    >>>> Michael,
    >>>>
    >>>> There is no data entered in that key. The value is blank in RC1!
    >>>>
    >>>> Jerry
    >>>>
    >>>> "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:OiweTRr1GHA.4748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://www.tweakxp.com/article36734.aspx
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 1. Start regedit.
    >>>>> 2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile (that's a lower case L)
    >>>>> 3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Logoff and... Enjoy!
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> -Michael
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "sean" <seanadamberger@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:0E91D13A-B7AB-4631-946B-33852EC2A487@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>> How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >



  8. #8
    MICHAEL Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?

    I've always thought those shortcut arrows were just
    useless. Now that the icons in Vista are so much prettier-
    they need to show in all their glory. ;-)

    -Michael

    "Jane C" <jellybean@nospam.xjgarage.org> wrote in message
    news:B9251DE4-6154-4045-B2A9-91C27F28CA76@microsoft.com...
    > That key was in my RC1 x64 too. It isn't now though ;)
    > Thanks Michael :)
    >
    > --
    > Jane, not plain ;) 64 bit enabled :)
    > Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation :-)
    > "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    > news:uUr9Sdu1GHA.2516@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Is "lnkfile" there? Does it have the entry
    >> "IsShortcut"? Delete "IsShortcut".
    >>
    >>
    >> -Michael
    >>
    >> "Jerry" <goofey1@attbi.com> wrote in message
    >> news:f8udnXkR4sKG5prYnZ2dnUVZ_vmdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    >>> Did you do an upgrade or a clean install?
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> -------------------------------------
    >>> Scanned by Norton AntiVirus 2006
    >>> -------------------------------------
    >>> "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:udzAJit1GHA.772@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>> It's not blank in my registry. I used this same
    >>>> setting in build 5384, too.
    >>>>
    >>>> I don't know what to tell you guys.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> -Michael
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Jerry" <goofey1@attbi.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:waydnUdWhLfL15rYnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    >>>>> Michael,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> There is no data entered in that key. The value is blank in RC1!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jerry
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:OiweTRr1GHA.4748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://www.tweakxp.com/article36734.aspx
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> 1. Start regedit.
    >>>>>> 2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile (that's a lower case L)
    >>>>>> 3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Logoff and... Enjoy!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> -Michael
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "sean" <seanadamberger@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:0E91D13A-B7AB-4631-946B-33852EC2A487@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>>> How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>

    >



  9. #9
    Jerry Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?

    Thanks Michael, it worked!

    Jerry

    "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    news:uUr9Sdu1GHA.2516@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Is "lnkfile" there? Does it have the entry
    > "IsShortcut"? Delete "IsShortcut".
    >
    >
    > -Michael
    >
    > "Jerry" <goofey1@attbi.com> wrote in message
    > news:f8udnXkR4sKG5prYnZ2dnUVZ_vmdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    >> Did you do an upgrade or a clean install?
    >>
    >> --
    >> -------------------------------------
    >> Scanned by Norton AntiVirus 2006
    >> -------------------------------------
    >> "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    >> news:udzAJit1GHA.772@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> It's not blank in my registry. I used this same
    >>> setting in build 5384, too.
    >>>
    >>> I don't know what to tell you guys.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> -Michael
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Jerry" <goofey1@attbi.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:waydnUdWhLfL15rYnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    >>>> Michael,
    >>>>
    >>>> There is no data entered in that key. The value is blank in RC1!
    >>>>
    >>>> Jerry
    >>>>
    >>>> "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:OiweTRr1GHA.4748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://www.tweakxp.com/article36734.aspx
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 1. Start regedit.
    >>>>> 2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile (that's a lower case L)
    >>>>> 3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Logoff and... Enjoy!
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> -Michael
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "sean" <seanadamberger@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:0E91D13A-B7AB-4631-946B-33852EC2A487@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>> How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >



  10. #10
    BChat Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?

    It worked for me - Thanks Michael


    "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    news:OiweTRr1GHA.4748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    > http://www.tweakxp.com/article36734.aspx
    >
    > 1. Start regedit.
    > 2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile (that's a lower case L)
    > 3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
    >
    > Logoff and... Enjoy!
    >
    >
    > -Michael
    >
    > "sean" <seanadamberger@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:0E91D13A-B7AB-4631-946B-33852EC2A487@microsoft.com...
    >> How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?
    >>

    >



  11. #11
    Dagon Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?

    Just an FYI: I can confirm that this will remove the Shortcut arrows from
    the Desktop Icons, but it will ALSO prevent the items from displaying in
    your Favorite Links (above the Folder listing on the left side in Windows
    Explorer).



    <DIV>&quot;Jerry&quot; &lt;goofey1@attbi.com&gt; wrote in message
    news:LqKdnVeCaonG1pXYnZ2dnUVZ_qmdnZ2d@comcast.com...</DIV>> Thanks Michael,
    it worked!
    >
    > Jerry
    >
    > "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    > news:uUr9Sdu1GHA.2516@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Is "lnkfile" there? Does it have the entry
    >> "IsShortcut"? Delete "IsShortcut".
    >>
    >>
    >> -Michael
    >>
    >> "Jerry" <goofey1@attbi.com> wrote in message
    >> news:f8udnXkR4sKG5prYnZ2dnUVZ_vmdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    >>> Did you do an upgrade or a clean install?
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> -------------------------------------
    >>> Scanned by Norton AntiVirus 2006
    >>> -------------------------------------
    >>> "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:udzAJit1GHA.772@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>> It's not blank in my registry. I used this same
    >>>> setting in build 5384, too.
    >>>>
    >>>> I don't know what to tell you guys.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> -Michael
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Jerry" <goofey1@attbi.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:waydnUdWhLfL15rYnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    >>>>> Michael,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> There is no data entered in that key. The value is blank in RC1!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Jerry
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:OiweTRr1GHA.4748@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://www.tweakxp.com/article36734.aspx
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> 1. Start regedit.
    >>>>>> 2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile (that's a lower case L)
    >>>>>> 3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Logoff and... Enjoy!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> -Michael
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "sean" <seanadamberger@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:0E91D13A-B7AB-4631-946B-33852EC2A487@microsoft.com...
    >>>>>>> How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>

    >


  12. #12
    Michael Cecil Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?

    On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 19:38:24 -0400, "Dagon" <admin@dagonsden.com> wrote:

    >Just an FYI: I can confirm that this will remove the Shortcut arrows from
    >the Desktop Icons, but it will ALSO prevent the items from displaying in
    >your Favorite Links (above the Folder listing on the left side in Windows
    >Explorer).


    Sweet! How do we uninstall the rest of IE? ;)
    --
    Michael Cecil
    http://home.comcast.net/~macecil/
    http://home.comcast.net/~safehex/

  13. #13
    PaulB Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?

    Hi all,
    Check out this site. This guy has a patch that will get rid of the shortcut
    arrow without the side effects of deleting the IsShortcut key. It really
    works great. I'm using RC2.

    http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.ph...owtopic=499870
    --
    Paul


    "Michael Cecil" wrote:

    > On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 19:38:24 -0400, "Dagon" <admin@dagonsden.com> wrote:
    >
    > >Just an FYI: I can confirm that this will remove the Shortcut arrows from
    > >the Desktop Icons, but it will ALSO prevent the items from displaying in
    > >your Favorite Links (above the Folder listing on the left side in Windows
    > >Explorer).

    >
    > Sweet! How do we uninstall the rest of IE? ;)
    > --
    > Michael Cecil
    > http://home.comcast.net/~macecil/
    > http://home.comcast.net/~safehex/
    >


  14. #14
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    vista get rid of the shortcut to

    Vista Home Premium X64 build 6000 updates and SP1.
    No such registry enty as the ones in your forum to get rid of nasty Vista shortcut arrow, and noting anywhere that says HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile (that's a lower case L)
    3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
    Nor anything like in in my registry?

  15. #15
    Nonny Guest

    Re: How do you get rid of shortcut arrows in vista?

    On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 23:18:59 +0530, donboulton
    <donboulton.3csntp@DoNotSpam.com> wrote:

    >
    >Vista Home Premium X64 build 6000 updates and SP1.
    >No such registry enty as the ones in your forum


    WHO are you talking to? Look at all the posts in "your forum" - which
    leeches most of its messages from Microsoft servers - from folks
    listed as a "guest".

    NONE of them can see what you are talking about, because NONE of them
    are registered there.

    >to get rid of nasty
    >Vista shortcut arrow, and noting anywhere that says
    >HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile (that's a lower case L)
    >3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
    >Nor anything like in in my registry?


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