Remove Blue Arrows Icon on Compressed Files and Folders in Windows 10: One of the features of Windows 10 is that it supports NTFS compression on NTFS volumes, hence individual files and folders on NTFS volumes can easily be compressed using NTFS compression. Now when you compress a file or folder using the above compression then the file or folder will have a double blue arrow icon which indicates that the file or folder is compressed.
When you encrypt a compress file or folder then it will not remain compressed once the encryption takes place. Now some users might want to change or remove double blue arrows icon on compress file and folders then this tutorial is for them. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Remove Blue Arrows Icon on Compressed Files and Folders in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed tutorial.
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Remove Blue Arrows Icon on Compressed Files and Folders in Windows 10
Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.
1.Press Windows Key + R then type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.
2.Navigate to the following registry key:
3.If you do not have “Shell Icons” key then right-click on Explorer select New > Key.
4.Name this key as “Shell Icons” then again right-click on “Shell Icons” folder and select New > String Value.
5.Name this new string as 179 and hit Enter.
6.Double-click on 179 string then change the value to the full path of the custom .ico file you want to use.
7.If you don’t have any file then download the blank.ico file from here.
8.Now copy and paste the above file to the following folder:
9.Next, change the value of the 179 string to the following:
C:\Windows\blank.ico OR C:\Windows\transparent.ico
10.Reboot your PC to save changes.
11.If in future you need to restore the Double Blue Arrows Icon then simply delete the 179 string from Shell Icons folder.
Remove Blue Arrow Icon in Folder Properties
1.Right-click on the file or folder where you want to remove the blue arrow icon then select Properties.
2.Make sure to switch to General tab then click on Advanced.
3.Now uncheck “Compress contents to save disk space” then click OK.
4.On folder properties window click on Apply.
5.Select “Apply changes to all folders, subfolders, and files” to confirm attribute changes.
6.Reboot your PC to save changes.
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That’s it, you successfully learned How to Remove Blue Arrows Icon on Compressed Files and Folders in Windows 10 but if you still have any queries regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.