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    Remove Shortcut arrows in Windows 10

    Can anyone tell me how to safely remove the shortcut arrows in Windows 10? There is a program called Winaero, but I'm not sure about it.

    Thanks for any help.

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    In my opinion the Winaero Tweaker utility is OK. If you have any doubts and/or wish to remove the shortcut icon in Windows 10 then have a look at Shortcut Arrow Icon - Change, Remove, or Restore in Windows 10.

    Hope this helps...

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    I recommend against removing shortcut arrow; what if one accidentally deletes a utility or program's EXE thinking it was a shortcut? I do recommend getting rid of: "-shortcut" -- if that is present within Windows 8 & beyond.
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    Roland - I understand your point of view but surely the place for executables is usually within the C:\Program Files structure for installed programs? (Having said this, I admit that I habitually use a C:\Support folder for standalone/portable apps like NirSoft and SysInternals utilities.)

    If you have executables stored, for example, on the desktop then - in my opinion - this just leads to bloated profiles that load more slowly than a desktop with shortcuts instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by access-mdb View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher
    I think Rick won, by a nose...!
    What you saying? I've got a big nose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Corbett View Post
    If you have executables stored, for example, on the desktop then - in my opinion - this just leads to bloated profiles that load more slowly than a desktop with shortcuts instead.
    Agreed.

    If you want the convenience of launching an executable from your desktop...simply right click on the EXE in the folder it lives in, select Send To, and select Desktop (create shortcut).

    I like to pin EXE's (like Nirsoft and Sysinternals utilities) to the Start Menu (since it's one click instead of two). Again, right click on the EXE and select Pin to Start Menu or Pin to Taskbar.

    You can then rename the entry to anything you want.

    If the shortcut is deleted or the EXE is unpinned, nothing happens to the original.
    Last edited by jwoods; 2015-11-07 at 16:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Corbett View Post
    What you saying? I've got a big nose? (ROFL)
    An alternative horse-racing term would have been "a short head"...!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    I recommend against removing shortcut arrow; what if one accidentally deletes a utility or program's EXE thinking it was a shortcut? I do recommend getting rid of: "-shortcut" -- if that is present within Windows 8 & beyond.
    Then you are a person diddling in places you should not be.

    Can't stand that little arrow myself. Miss my TweakUI

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    Agreed, shortcuts and EXEs usually reside in separate places; hey, thinking further on it, you know, it's ok to remove the shortcut arrows, and no harm done.
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