desktop icons have lost shortcut arrow

The icons on the desktop have a little black box where the shortcut arrow should be. A Windows Vista notebook.  How can I fix this?

JillCAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

cmcawoodCommented:
Try this utility - Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover (it can restore the shortcuts arrows too)
http://www.frameworkx.com/Frameworkx/solution.aspx?id=632
0
cmcawoodCommented:
Its now called the Vista Shortcut Manager - http://www.frameworkx.com/download.aspx?a=83&m=84
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
MaduKpCommented:
Go to the registry,
[hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\shell icons]
There, you may configure the overlay that you like
%SystemRoot%\\shell32.dll, 49
%SystemRoot%\\shell32.dll, 50
%SystemRoot%\\shell32.dll, 51
%SystemRoot%\\shell32.dll, 52
%SystemRoot%\\shell32.dll, 29 -( the old smaller shortcut overlay)
0
JillCAuthor Commented:
Thanks, spot on!
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Vista

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.