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Confusing folder icons

Confusing folder icons

Terry P.
Collaborator | Level 10

Most of my folder icons look like this, because the Dropbox 'synced' symbol hides the Microsoft shortcut symbol:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4i2hb8s2hp2aedq/FolderIcons.jpg?raw=1 

 

The icon therefore appears identical to shortcuts to folders, so when there is a mixture of these it is hard to distinguish them. I first reported this issue some years ago, and I see others have too, but it remains a nuisance that I'd have thought relatively easy to fix.

Perhaps by moving the checkmark so that it doesn't hide the shortcut indicator? Or just give all folder shortcut icons a different colour?

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0mmgi6zo0qgw8hh/FolderIcons-2.jpg?raw=1 

 

Or is there another solution I've missed please?

 

Terry

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Re: Confusing folder icons

Daphne
Dropboxer
Hey @Terry P., I hope you're having a good week so far!

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us on the sync icon placement.

We do have a few similar requests for something like this in our dedicated section of the Community, but I think this one might be the closest, if you want to show your support with a vote.

For changing the folder icon, while this isn't something you can change through Dropbox, have you tried using the Windows OS options to do this?

If you're not sure how to do this, you can do a quick web search for the steps for your device's OS version.

I hope this helps, keep me posted with any questions!

Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
dropbox.com/support


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Re: Confusing folder icons

Terry P.
Collaborator | Level 10
Thanks but what I’m asking is not close to that post . And I note that’s over three years old.

I was hoping to get a considered response explaining the poor design I described and advising me why you have not yet fixed it.
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