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Shortcut Overlay not loading automatically

  1. #1


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8

    Shortcut Overlay not loading automatically


    My laptop boots up and I see that the little windows shortcut arrows on my desktop aren't there. I run my pointer over the icons of the programs and the shortcut arrows appear. I hate doing this. Is there a fix?

    Thank you,
    Bashan

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Bashan,

    You might see if rebuilding the icon cache may be able to sort this for you.

    Icon Cache - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8


    Thank you but it still didn't work :'(

    Any other way besides removing the overlay itself?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    For now, refreshing (F5) may also help to load them.

    You might see if toggling the shortcut arrow overlay icons off and on may give it a kick to display properly.

    Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5. #5


    Posts : 40
    Windows 8


    OKay. Thanks! I'm trying the manual windows 7 way. is there a Windows 8 "Shell Icons" folder in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons ​?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Not by default. You'll need to create the Shell Icons key.
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