Sometimes when you use shortcut’s on desktop for your frequently used files or movies it is ugly to see a small Shortcut arrow at the bottom corner of the Shortcut icon.
Here’s how you can remove those shortcut arrows from your desktop icons in Windows Xp.1. Start regedit ie;
2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile
If you find difficult in reaching this file location, simply Press Ctrl+F to open find window. Enter “IsShortcut” and click find. now Press f3 till you get the file Inkfile located at Hkey_Classes_Root\Inkfile
3. Delete the IsShortcut registry value.
You may need to restart Windows XP.