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Hide the shortcut mark from a DOS shortcuts (.PIF) file.

This setting will hide the shortcut mark from any new DOS shortcuts (.PIF) file you create.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Whenever you create any DOS shortcut Windows adds the white arrow in the left corner of the shortcut. Through this setting, you can hide shortcut mark on any new DOS shortcut you create.

Hiding the arrow for *.PIF files will also disable any shortcut key defined for your DOS shortcuts.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Now, delete the String value "IsShortcut" from the right panel.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE: Windows is not able to recognize a shortcut as a shortcut due to this setting. This thing makes Windows to open the "Open with .." dialog box instead of executing the program.

Hide white arrow on DOS shortcuts (.pif).reg

The ".reg" file can hide the white arrow on DOS shortcuts.

Show white arrow on DOS shortcuts (.pif) (Default).reg

The ".reg" file can show the white arrow on DOS shortcuts.

Registry Entry 1 :

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

White arrows on DOS shortcuts ‘*.pif’ are removed.

White arrows on DOS shortcuts ‘*.pif’ are visible by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Finally, go to the [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile\] key, right-click on the "IsShortcut" String value and click on "Delete".

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Category : Display > Files & Folders

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Category : Display > Files & Folders

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Category : Display > Files & Folders

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