Remove arrow mask from Desktop shortcuts

A few simple steps to use windows registry edits to get rid of those unappealing arrow icon masks.

Click the Start Menu , Or use Windows + R and Type regedit into the search box and Press Enter.

Browse to the following registry

KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons

If the Shell Icons key does not exist you’ll need to create it. To do so Right-Click the Explorer key and Select New > Key.

Right or Double-Click the 29 entry to modify it. In the value data box enter the following: C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll,50

Click OK and Restart the system. You are now free of arrows.