On my desktop, most (but not all) of the "arrows" on my shortcuts have been replaced with a padlock icon and I can't change them back (yes, I tried fixing the Registry entry.) I have no idea what's different about the shortcuts that weren't affected, and NEW shortcuts don't have this problem. Here's what happened: I tried the "Windows 10" upgrade, found it didn't support some of my hardware, so I rolled it back to "Windows 7". Everything is back to normal with one exception: All of the arrows on my desktop shortcuts have been replaced with the "locked" (Padlock) icon. As far as I can tell, the files they point to aren't locked. I can edit/delete/rename the target files as usual. Security says I have Full Permission. I've tried the old "Vista Shortcut Manager", but it has no effect. It creates/changes the following Registry entry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\29 Which points to an arrow.ico overlay that comes with VSM. I've tried changing the registry entry to one of the Shell icons, but the change was ignored. I have no saved Restore Points to go back to. A Registry scan finds no problems. Does anyone know of a fix (beyond recreating every single shortcut?) We're talking hundreds. Thx.