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Remove The Word Shortcut From New Shortcuts In Windows 7/Vista

Do you get annoyed with the word Shortcut written next to every new shortcut you make in Windows 7/Vista? If yes, then you should consider removing it. The best possible way that I could find to remove it was through Registry hacking which doesn’t require any 3rd party tools to be installed.

Note: Make sure you have made a backup of your registry before you start hacking it.

To begin, open your Registry Editor by typing regedit in the Search box in the Start menu.

Now navigate all the way down to,


Here you will find a key named Link with default value as 1e 00 00 00, 1b 00 00 00, 1c 00 00 00, or whatever. Now open it and change the value to 00 00 00 00.

explorer registry

Now restart your computer and you are done. Now you won’t find any shortcut text next to every shortcut you make. Enjoy !

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