For Windows, shortcut icons have little arrows to notify you that a shortcut is what you are looking for. Although the arrows are shorter than in some earlier Windows versions, they are not particularly appealing. These are conveniently relatively easy to remove. Eliminating those little arrows includes a Windows Registry change. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to delete or change arrows on Windows 10’s shortcut icons.

Delete or change arrows on Windows 10’s shortcut icons

To delete or change arrows on Windows 10’s shortcut icons, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button. Type Run in the search bar and choose the Run option as the following image is showing.

, How to delete or change arrows on Windows 10’s shortcut icons

As soon as you will click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

, How to delete or change arrows on Windows 10’s shortcut icons

Type Regedit in the Open textbox and click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. The following screen will appear.

, How to delete or change arrows on Windows 10’s shortcut icons

Navigate through the following path.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

Then right click the Explorer option and choose New -> Key option as the following image is showing.

, How to delete or change arrows on Windows 10’s shortcut icons

Rename the new key as Shell Icons as follows.

, How to delete or change arrows on Windows 10’s shortcut icons

Right click on the Shell Icons key and click New -> String Value as the following image is showing.

, How to delete or change arrows on Windows 10’s shortcut icons

Rename this new value as 29 as follows.

, How to delete or change arrows on Windows 10’s shortcut icons

Double click on the new value 29 and the following dialogue box will appear.

, How to delete or change arrows on Windows 10’s shortcut icons

Enter %windir%\System32\shell32.dll,-50 in the Value data text box and click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Restart the computer to apply the changes.

Conclusion

By following this procedure you will be able to delete or change arrows on Windows 10’s shortcut icons.

How to delete or change arrows on Windows 10’s shortcut icons

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