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May 10, 2004 8:06:02 AM

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I was able to do this on win98 but now I can't find the place to do it in XP. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?

Thanks.
Anonymous
May 10, 2004 1:16:01 PM

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Go>start\run and type in regedit and click ok now go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and click the + beside it. Now find InternetShortcut and click to highlight it and open the sub keys in the right panel. Now right click on IsShortcut and click modify and delete any value that shows. Do the same for the following keys. Piffile and LnkFILE. If you want to know how to remove the "shortcut to" prefix as well then e:mail me
May 10, 2004 4:19:52 PM

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"The Unknown P" <mikisiw@msn.com> wrote in message
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> Go>start\run and type in regedit and click ok now go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
and click the + beside it. Now find InternetShortcut and click to highlight
it and open the sub keys in the right panel. Now right click on IsShortcut
and click modify and delete any value that shows. Do the same for the
following keys. Piffile and LnkFILE. If you want to know how to remove the
"shortcut to" prefix as well then e:mail me

Why do you never reply with the OPs query? Besides not doing that, you
typically give poor advice, plonk!
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Anonymous
May 10, 2004 7:21:03 PM

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I understand now what you mean by OP's query .What you are trying to ask is "Why do I not include the original post in my replies?". Because, simpleton, the post is already here for people to read and I frankly think that duplicating it in a reply is a complete waste of time and space. The original thread creator knows what they wrote, and if you need to, then simply read it. I challenge you to justify your statement
"you typically give poor advice," . Show me where and when. {:~(
Anonymous
May 10, 2004 9:48:09 PM

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In addition:
Make it 'Light Arrow' rather than removing the overlay icon totally. This helps you identify shortcuts vs applications.

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"Jason" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:64A3AFB4-5800-4319-806B-2FE7FF827374@microsoft.com...
I was able to do this on win98 but now I can't find the place to do it in XP. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?

Thanks.
Anonymous
May 11, 2004 1:17:41 AM

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Powertoys will do it. Make sure you choose the right version for your computer.


Powertoys for Win XP Pro
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Powertoys for Win XP Home
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"Jason" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I was able to do this on win98 but now I can't find the place to do it in XP.
Can anyone steer me in the right direction?
>
> Thanks.
May 11, 2004 12:56:07 PM

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Powertoys did the trick thanks for the help.

The unknown p: That tip didn't work at all. I had no values in the Isshortcut key and I couldn't find the others...
May 12, 2004 8:54:28 PM

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Others have told you how (powertoys), but why do it at all? That little
arrow, by being there, conveys information.

"Jason" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:64A3AFB4-5800-4319-806B-2FE7FF827374@microsoft.com...
> I was able to do this on win98 but now I can't find the place to do it in
XP. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?
>
> Thanks.
Anonymous
May 13, 2004 12:59:16 AM

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Glad the Powertoys worked for you.
Kaylene

"Jason" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0C125A3D-9835-44C6-9165-E8436AC9E0D5@microsoft.com...
> Powertoys did the trick thanks for the help.
>
> The unknown p: That tip didn't work at all. I had no values in the Isshortcut
key and I couldn't find the others...
!