Since upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, there is a Dropbox icon in the Windows file explorer navigation pane. I already have a link to Dropbox and other cloud-storage options in the Quick links section of the file explorer, so I don't need this extra icon!
How do I remove the Dropbox icon from the navigation pane? And to be clear, I don't mean the quick-link, I mean the stand-alone 'system-type' icon in the navigation area.
There is no option to remove it. Search the forums and you'll find a topic or two that contains some registry edits you can make to get rid of it, but I believe it just reappears on the next update.
The icon in question is confuzing because it points to dropbox.exe (not to the dropbox folder).
In other words it is a shortcut that you can just put in the trashcan on win7 - not sure how to do that yet in win10!
There is a perfect way of getting rid of this: uninstall dropbox in windows 10 and tell your company and private environment that you don't use dropbox anymore as long as this unacceptable situation is continued.
That is what I did!
I have uninstalled dropbox in windows 10 and there is no option to delete the dropbox icon in the navigation pane in explorer. Anyone has a solution?
I do not see the DB icon in Windows 10 (upgraded from win 😎 File Explorer - so I cannot reproduce the issue. Rich (above) says it can't be removed, yet I don't see it!
What I do see is the Dropbox folder in the navigation pane.
Jeremy, I do not understand what you object to: it is a DB icon that replaces the <folder> icon in windows. Beside "onedrive" you'll see their icon too.
You can always goto Windows "Properties" and change the icon:
"Properties" Customize tab "Change Icon" ...
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