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How can I persistently disable the shell Extensions (Windows)

How can I persistently disable the shell Extensions (Windows)

StefanWoe
Explorer | Level 3

When i try to open any file in any application (using a open file dialog) this application blocks for about 10 Seconds.

I tracked this down to the (numerous) DropBox extensions.

So i use sysinternals Autoruns to switch all these 24 Explorer Extensions off. That works fine, unless a few days later they will come back. This seems to happen with every minor update of DropBox.

 

How can i come around this?

 

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Re: How can I persistently disable the shell Extensions (Windows)

Daphne
Dropboxer
Hi there @StefanWoe, I hope you're well today!

Have you used this method previously and noticed the same behaviour?

Also, are the files that you're trying to open in the Dropbox folder, or anywhere on your computer?

If you quit the Dropbox app to stop it running on your computer, do you see the same issue?

Let me know - thanks!

Daphne
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Re: How can I persistently disable the shell Extensions (Windows)

StefanWoe
Explorer | Level 3

>Have you used this method previously and noticed the same behaviour?

Im doing so since a couple of mounths

 

>Also, are the files that you're trying to open in the Dropbox folder, or anywhere on your computer?

They are anywhere

 

>If you quit the Dropbox app to stop it running on your computer, do you see the same issue?

How do i do that?

Basically im fine with deactivating al shell extensions. But they should reside deactivated.

Re: How can I persistently disable the shell Extensions (Windows)

Jay
Dropboxer
Hi @StefanWoe, thanks for the details, currently there isn't a method to permanently disable the Dropbox extensions in the Dropbox desktop application.

You could try reinstalling the app itself to see if this helps with the issue you're experiencing.

Jay
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