No more shortcut arrows on the icons on desktop


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Craig Scranton

Sorry to want info on such a simple thing, but I would
like to get rid of the shortcut arrows on the icons on my
desktop.

Thanks for your help in advance . . .

Craig
 
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Doug Chesner

Kelly, I was looking at some of the postings and I scrolled down to where
you had a link to the 10 most FAQ for XP. I read the faq and #9 turnes out
is one of my main frustrations, so I went to d/l and install the patch but I
get a message that the exe file is not a valid win32 application. (re: the
fix for outlook express: OE6 xp sp1)

Can you tell me what is wrong please?

Thanks
 
D

David Candy

It corrupted during download. Try again.
Doug Chesner said:
Kelly, I was looking at some of the postings and I scrolled down to where
you had a link to the 10 most FAQ for XP. I read the faq and #9 turnes out
is one of my main frustrations, so I went to d/l and install the patch but I
get a message that the exe file is not a valid win32 application. (re: the
fix for outlook express: OE6 xp sp1)

Can you tell me what is wrong please?

Thanks
 
N

Neill

Hi Just reading through list and came across your
question...I have a program called "Iconoid" at
www.sillysot.com it is only small but works well with all
Windows. Hope it helps.
 
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Doug Chesner

David I just did what you said, got the same message, and also when I run
from location the same message comes up.
 
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David Candy

Try clearing your cache.

This is what the contents of this text file is

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]

@="Shortcut"

"EditFlags"=dword:00000001

"NeverShowExt"=""

"Shortcut"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile]

@="Shortcut to MS-DOS Program"

"EditFlags"=hex:01,00,00,00

"NeverShowExt"=""

"Shortcut"=""



What is the exact message you get and exactly when do you get it.
 
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David Candy

Email me the corrupt file. Kelly's just checked that it's ok on her site.
 
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Doug Chesner

Says [filename.exe] stored in [location] is not a valid win32 application.

The location is where it was downloaded to on my harddrve and the filename
is q330994.exe

sent it to you as you instructed, as an attachment .


David Candy said:
Try clearing your cache.

This is what the contents of this text file is

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]

@="Shortcut"

"EditFlags"=dword:00000001

"NeverShowExt"=""

"Shortcut"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile]

@="Shortcut to MS-DOS Program"

"EditFlags"=hex:01,00,00,00

"NeverShowExt"=""

"Shortcut"=""



What is the exact message you get and exactly when do you get it.

Doug Chesner said:
David I just did what you said, got the same message, and also when I run
from location the same message comes up.


patch
but
 
D

David Candy

You canb type
stop 0x0000008a
into Help and it should return 10 articles from MS web site. None seems an
exact fit.

Go to oca.microsoft.com and they'll examine they'll for free.
Doug Chesner said:
Says [filename.exe] stored in [location] is not a valid win32 application.

The location is where it was downloaded to on my harddrve and the filename
is q330994.exe

sent it to you as you instructed, as an attachment .


David Candy said:
Try clearing your cache.

This is what the contents of this text file is

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]

@="Shortcut"

"EditFlags"=dword:00000001

"NeverShowExt"=""

"Shortcut"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile]

@="Shortcut to MS-DOS Program"

"EditFlags"=hex:01,00,00,00

"NeverShowExt"=""

"Shortcut"=""



What is the exact message you get and exactly when do you get it.

Doug Chesner said:
David I just did what you said, got the same message, and also when I run
from location the same message comes up.


It corrupted during download. Try again.
Kelly, I was looking at some of the postings and I scrolled down to
where
you had a link to the 10 most FAQ for XP. I read the faq and #9 turnes
out
is one of my main frustrations, so I went to d/l and install the patch
but
I
get a message that the exe file is not a valid win32 application. (re:
the
fix for outlook express: OE6 xp sp1)

Can you tell me what is wrong please?

Thanks


Hi Craig,

Remove Icon Shortcut Symbols (Line 185) right hand side
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
/top10faqs.htm


Sorry to want info on such a simple thing, but I would
like to get rid of the shortcut arrows on the icons on my
desktop.

Thanks for your help in advance . . .

Craig
 
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David Candy

Wrong thread. Ignore previous.

I had thought it was a file from Kelly's site. But this is coming from MS.
(Wish I hadn't told you to send it to me - it blocked my mail at a critical
time). I often don't read entire posts, just scan them and didn't notice the
change from shortcuts to OE.

Your file works fine here.

It is not corrupt. I would suggest a virus scan. And you have tried
rebooting and also cleaning out your temp files. Type in Start Run
temp (System Temp Folder - when noone is logged in))
and %temp% (your temp folder)


David Candy said:
You canb type
stop 0x0000008a
into Help and it should return 10 articles from MS web site. None seems an
exact fit.

Go to oca.microsoft.com and they'll examine they'll for free.
Doug Chesner said:
Says [filename.exe] stored in [location] is not a valid win32 application.

The location is where it was downloaded to on my harddrve and the filename
is q330994.exe

sent it to you as you instructed, as an attachment .


David Candy said:
Try clearing your cache.

This is what the contents of this text file is

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]

@="Shortcut"

"EditFlags"=dword:00000001

"NeverShowExt"=""

"Shortcut"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile]

@="Shortcut to MS-DOS Program"

"EditFlags"=hex:01,00,00,00

"NeverShowExt"=""

"Shortcut"=""



What is the exact message you get and exactly when do you get it.

David I just did what you said, got the same message, and also when
I
run
from location the same message comes up.


It corrupted during download. Try again.
Kelly, I was looking at some of the postings and I scrolled
down
 
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Doug Chesner

Terribly sorry it messed with your mail server David. I have AVG installed
and it seems to keep me free of viruses...however I seemed to have slowed
down when opening applications, java (like pogo) gives me problems.....will
try mcaffe shortly however the free online virus scans like trend micro says
I'm clean.

ahhh well.....the pitfalls of computing :)

David Candy said:
Wrong thread. Ignore previous.

I had thought it was a file from Kelly's site. But this is coming from MS.
(Wish I hadn't told you to send it to me - it blocked my mail at a critical
time). I often don't read entire posts, just scan them and didn't notice the
change from shortcuts to OE.

Your file works fine here.

It is not corrupt. I would suggest a virus scan. And you have tried
rebooting and also cleaning out your temp files. Type in Start Run
temp (System Temp Folder - when noone is logged in))
and %temp% (your temp folder)


David Candy said:
You canb type
stop 0x0000008a
into Help and it should return 10 articles from MS web site. None seems an
exact fit.

Go to oca.microsoft.com and they'll examine they'll for free.
Doug Chesner said:
Says [filename.exe] stored in [location] is not a valid win32 application.

The location is where it was downloaded to on my harddrve and the filename
is q330994.exe

sent it to you as you instructed, as an attachment .


Try clearing your cache.

This is what the contents of this text file is

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]

@="Shortcut"

"EditFlags"=dword:00000001

"NeverShowExt"=""

"Shortcut"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile]

@="Shortcut to MS-DOS Program"

"EditFlags"=hex:01,00,00,00

"NeverShowExt"=""

"Shortcut"=""



What is the exact message you get and exactly when do you get it.

David I just did what you said, got the same message, and also
when
 
D

David Candy

Type cmd in Start Run, drag the file into the window and press enter. This
fix it. Sometimes this helps when XP has just glitched.
Doug Chesner said:
Terribly sorry it messed with your mail server David. I have AVG installed
and it seems to keep me free of viruses...however I seemed to have slowed
down when opening applications, java (like pogo) gives me problems.....will
try mcaffe shortly however the free online virus scans like trend micro says
I'm clean.

ahhh well.....the pitfalls of computing :)

David Candy said:
Wrong thread. Ignore previous.

I had thought it was a file from Kelly's site. But this is coming from MS.
(Wish I hadn't told you to send it to me - it blocked my mail at a critical
time). I often don't read entire posts, just scan them and didn't notice the
change from shortcuts to OE.

Your file works fine here.

It is not corrupt. I would suggest a virus scan. And you have tried
rebooting and also cleaning out your temp files. Type in Start Run
temp (System Temp Folder - when noone is logged in))
and %temp% (your temp folder)
seems
an
exact fit.

Go to oca.microsoft.com and they'll examine they'll for free.
Says [filename.exe] stored in [location] is not a valid win32 application.

The location is where it was downloaded to on my harddrve and the filename
is q330994.exe

sent it to you as you instructed, as an attachment .


Try clearing your cache.

This is what the contents of this text file is

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]

@="Shortcut"

"EditFlags"=dword:00000001

"NeverShowExt"=""

"Shortcut"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile]

@="Shortcut to MS-DOS Program"

"EditFlags"=hex:01,00,00,00

"NeverShowExt"=""

"Shortcut"=""



What is the exact message you get and exactly when do you get it.

David I just did what you said, got the same message, and also
when
I
run
from location the same message comes up.


It corrupted during download. Try again.
Kelly, I was looking at some of the postings and I scrolled down
to
where
you had a link to the 10 most FAQ for XP. I read the faq
and
 
K

Kelly

Thanks, David and good luck, Doug.

/top10faqs.htm


David Candy said:
Wrong thread. Ignore previous.

I had thought it was a file from Kelly's site. But this is coming from MS.
(Wish I hadn't told you to send it to me - it blocked my mail at a critical
time). I often don't read entire posts, just scan them and didn't notice the
change from shortcuts to OE.

Your file works fine here.

It is not corrupt. I would suggest a virus scan. And you have tried
rebooting and also cleaning out your temp files. Type in Start Run
temp (System Temp Folder - when noone is logged in))
and %temp% (your temp folder)


David Candy said:
You canb type
stop 0x0000008a
into Help and it should return 10 articles from MS web site. None seems an
exact fit.

Go to oca.microsoft.com and they'll examine they'll for free.
Doug Chesner said:
Says [filename.exe] stored in [location] is not a valid win32 application.

The location is where it was downloaded to on my harddrve and the filename
is q330994.exe

sent it to you as you instructed, as an attachment .


Try clearing your cache.

This is what the contents of this text file is

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]

@="Shortcut"

"EditFlags"=dword:00000001

"NeverShowExt"=""

"Shortcut"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile]

@="Shortcut to MS-DOS Program"

"EditFlags"=hex:01,00,00,00

"NeverShowExt"=""

"Shortcut"=""



What is the exact message you get and exactly when do you get it.

David I just did what you said, got the same message, and also
when
 
D

Doug Chesner

Typed Cmd into run box, dragged the file into the run box, dos window
opened, had to drag the file into the dos window and pressed enter.....same
darn message again.

(This has happened before...infrequently.....with other files....never found
a way around it).
 
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Doug Chesner

Why thank you Kelly :)

Kelly said:
Thanks, David and good luck, Doug.

/top10faqs.htm


David Candy said:
Wrong thread. Ignore previous.

I had thought it was a file from Kelly's site. But this is coming from MS.
(Wish I hadn't told you to send it to me - it blocked my mail at a critical
time). I often don't read entire posts, just scan them and didn't notice the
change from shortcuts to OE.

Your file works fine here.

It is not corrupt. I would suggest a virus scan. And you have tried
rebooting and also cleaning out your temp files. Type in Start Run
temp (System Temp Folder - when noone is logged in))
and %temp% (your temp folder)
seems
an
exact fit.

Go to oca.microsoft.com and they'll examine they'll for free.
Says [filename.exe] stored in [location] is not a valid win32 application.

The location is where it was downloaded to on my harddrve and the filename
is q330994.exe

sent it to you as you instructed, as an attachment .


Try clearing your cache.

This is what the contents of this text file is

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]

@="Shortcut"

"EditFlags"=dword:00000001

"NeverShowExt"=""

"Shortcut"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile]

@="Shortcut to MS-DOS Program"

"EditFlags"=hex:01,00,00,00

"NeverShowExt"=""

"Shortcut"=""



What is the exact message you get and exactly when do you get it.

David I just did what you said, got the same message, and also
when
I
run
from location the same message comes up.


It corrupted during download. Try again.
Kelly, I was looking at some of the postings and I scrolled down
to
where
you had a link to the 10 most FAQ for XP. I read the faq
and
 
D

David Candy

How about safe mode.

This happened to me once after I was playing with runas. Though it worked in
cmd.

But Right click and choose RunAs and try it without Protect My Computer
(prevents registry writes)
 
D

Doug Chesner

Ran it the following ways in reg and in safe modes:
run as with protection
run as without protection
run as administrator with password all to no avail, however in safe mode I
got the following messages:

run as : a device attached to the system is not functioning properly

and as admin: this program can not be run in safe mode.
 
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