Each shortcut icon on Windows have shortcut arrows by default. I never like these shortcut arrows as they spoils the look of my desktop. If you also don’t like this annoying shortcut arrow on your desktop icons, you can easily remove it using following methods.
For Windows Vista Users
If you are a user of Windows Vista, then you can download a freeware application Vista Shortcut Manager from Frameworkx. Using this application, you can either change the size of your shortcut arrow or you can completely remove it. After selecting your option, log off your system to see the changes.