How to Remove Shortcut Arrow Icon in Windows 11

Here's how to remove the shortcut arrow icon in Windows 11, also known as shortcut arrow overlay icon. By default, every shortcut has such an overlay icon to differentiate them from other files. You can disable it or replace with a custom icon of your choice.

Remove shortcut arrow overlay in Windows 10

Shortcuts in Windows have an arrow overlaid on top of the icon to indicate that they are links. If you find the default Windows 10 shortcut icon too large, or you wish to change the shortcut arrow from the default blue arrow overlay to a smaller one, then you can do that easily. You can even disable the shortcut arrow completely. In this article, we will see how it can be done. There are two ways available to do this.