LKBEN10884: How to delete the shortcuts link-arrows under Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008


You want to change the view of the shotcuts




Note: You dont have to delete the link-arrow. You should make them transparend


  1. Open the registry (regedit.exe)
  2. navigate to: "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Schell Icons"
  3. Create an entry "29" (REG_SZ) with the value "C:\Windows\system32\imageres.dll.-119"
  4. Reboot the system

Thats all


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 05/10/2020 | Comment: