Suddenly, no shortcut arrows


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Some folks on this forum would like to lose their shortcut arrows, but I'd like them back! Lost them after a Windows Update patch on Tuesday. Tried all kinds of stuff, like checkdsk, system restores, resizing my icons and captions, turning off aero, no luck. :confused:

Then I finally loaded msconfig, and did a selective startup without "system services". Presto, they all came back!

So it's one of the system services that's probably causing the problem, but which one? :dontknow: Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
 
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It is badly named. It is not a "service" but a system (shell ) file. The shell can be altered through the registry.
For those who are not to too happy with manual editing of the registry, here is a .reg file which will do it for you.
Not for the OP, who wants them back! But in the zip is the reg to restore them again.
 
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Elmer BeFuddled

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I was going to mention the old "shell icon 29" trick but I see the zippy has it covered!!
 
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Tried it, but...

Tried this but it doesn't alleviate the problem. Could there be something in te shell that reinstates the edit every time I start up?
 

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