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JSI Tip 0904. How can I change the shortcut overlay (arrow)?

In tip 499 we removed the overlay. If you want to modify it, use Regedt32 to navigate to

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

If the Shell Icon key does not exist, you can Add Key. Double-click or Add Value name 29, a type REG_SZ value, and set it to the full path to the file that contains the icon you wish to use, followed by a , (comma), followed by the icon number in the file (the first icon number is 0).


%SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll,30 would use a larger arrow.

%SystemRoot%\system32\tweakui.cpl,1 would use gears.

Logoff and logon for the change to take effect.

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