Windows 10: Folders and Files have Blue Pointing Arrows

Discus and support Folders and Files have Blue Pointing Arrows in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi there, sorry if this is the wrong forum thread. On my secondary hard drive I get these arrows on EVERY single file and folder, there's only one... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by malim, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. malim Win User

    Folders and Files have Blue Pointing Arrows


    Hi there, sorry if this is the wrong forum thread.
    On my secondary hard drive I get these arrows on EVERY single file and folder, there's only one folder on the root of the hard drive that doesn't have it, but a few files in it have it, but those are in folders that also have it. At first I thought it might be because Compressed settings are switched on because that's the only difference between the system disk and his one.


    Folders and Files have Blue Pointing Arrows [​IMG]


    :)
     
    malim, Oct 20, 2015
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  2. Vinarino Win User

    Blue Arrows on folder and file icons

    Double Blue Arrows that point at each other = Compression:

    Originally, this feature was fantastic.

    Previously, compression was indicated simply and optionally by turning the file/folder name blue.
     
    Vinarino, Oct 20, 2015
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  3. Two blue arrows on some shortcuts

    After a few months of head scratching I've tracked down why the blue arrows have appeared on some shortcuts and not others but have been unable to stop them from showing at the moment.

    When an installer uses Advertised Shortcuts a folder is created in C:\Windows\Installer\{GUID}.

    In this folder are InstallShield exes for each shortcut for example one for desktop, another of start menu.

    The Installer folder is compressed and thus the {GUID} folder is compressed and thus the exes are compressed. The Advertised Shortcuts point to the icon of the exe which has the blue-arrows.

    I've tried turning off compression on the {GUID} folder and contents but the files still seems to have the blue-arrows even tho compression has been turned off on the those file.

    I'm going to edit the registry to change the shortcut icon path to the program file exe and see if that works.
     
    Roberto (aka Tim), Oct 20, 2015
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  4. lx07 Win User

    Folders and Files have Blue Pointing Arrows

  5. malim Win User
    Thanks! But is there any other way to keep Compression on but get rid of the arrows? I realise the compression is almost useless but it takes too long undo it.
     
    malim, Oct 20, 2015
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  6. Ztruker Win User
    Why too long? Crank it up and go to bed. It will be doen by the time you get up.

     
    Ztruker, Oct 21, 2015
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  7. malim Win User
    I was hoping to get rid of the overlays without removing the disk compression properties. Thanks for your help, I'll be sure to delete the registry entry
     
    malim, Oct 21, 2015
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  8. shimshom Win User

    Folders and Files have Blue Pointing Arrows

    shimshom, Oct 21, 2015
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  9. malim Win User
    If there was one thing I was hoping to avoid, it's editing the imageres.dll. I see it in the .dll but I can't find it in Resource Hacker. I guess those annoying arrows aren't looking as bad as before. *Biggrin
     
    malim, Apr 4, 2018
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