jackthelad71, Can I point out to you that the arrow on your shortcuts are there for a reason, they are to warn you that the icon is a shortcut and not a program file.
I used to delete these arrows some years ago and found to my horror that in doing so, when I coppied a program file to another drive I ,in fact, coppied a shortcut and not the program file.
When attempting to start up the program it would not work. On checking the reason I found that I had tried opening the program with a shortcut. I had lost the program altogether.
This is a warning to let you know that what you are trying to do has it's pitfalls and can put you in trouble if you should get it wrong. If you do go ahead with removing the arrows then you should take care that you are moving or copying the correct icon/file. Getting it wrong has cost me dear in the past.