Remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons

Remove shortcut arrow from desktop icons
Here’s how you can remove those shortcut arrows from your desktop icons in Windows XP.

  1. Start regedit.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTlnkfile.
  3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
  4. You may need to restart Windows XP.

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