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Is there a way to disable the sync icon overlays in Explorer?

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Is there a way to disable the sync icon overlays in Explorer?

Explorer | Level 4

About 3 or 4 years ago I installed Dropbox (on Windows 7) and I soon realised there was an incompatibility with TortoiseGit - basically TGit's green + red overlay icons (for folders and files) no longer worked and I ended up having to uninstall Dropbox. IIRC it was all due to a Windows resource called 'ShellOverlayIconIdentifiers' which allows apps to overlay a small icon on top of the normal file+folder icons (in Windows Explorer). Only a small number of overlay icons are permitted - and between Dropbox and TortoiseGit they were exceeding the limit (so TortoiseGit's icons ended up getting removed by Windows). I'd like to give Dropbox another try but I just wondered if this issue ever got solved? I don't mind not seeing Dropbox's overlays but I really do need the ones from TortoiseGit. If I was to re-install Dropbox, is there maybe a setting now that'll allow me to turn off Dropbox's overlay icons (so that I can carry on using Dropbox without it interfering with TortoiseGit??)

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Re: Is there a way to disable the sync icon overlays in Explorer?

Super User II
Super User II

@johne53 wrote:

... is there maybe a setting now that'll allow me to turn off Dropbox's overlay icons


No, there isn't. Dropbox has no such feature.

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Re: Is there a way to disable the sync icon overlays in Explorer?

Explorer | Level 4
Okay Rich and thanks for replying so promptly.
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Re: Is there a way to disable the sync icon overlays in Explorer?

Helpful | Level 6

Hello! I've created question with the same topic and once it gets enough likes it has a chance to become a feature request.

Like it please so we could win this battle https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Dropbox-ideas/Add-option-to-disable-icon-overlays-in-Windows-Explore...

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Re: Is there a way to disable the sync icon overlays in Explorer?

Explorer | Level 4
I just tried to follow your link but it comes up as Error 404
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Re: Is there a way to disable the sync icon overlays in Explorer?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hi @johne53; how are you today?

 

I'm sorry to jump in; but here's the correct link for the relevant feature request:

 

I hope this helps and see you around the Community!



Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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