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RE: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox

From: Bob Archer <bob.archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 16:55:23 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Küng [mailto:tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 4:17 PM
> To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox
>
> On 18.09.2009 20:44, Bob Archer wrote:
> >> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 13:48, Bob Archer<bob.archer_at_amsi.com>
> wrote:
> >>>> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 13:27, Bob Archer<bob.archer_at_amsi.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>>>> Hello,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I am wondering if anyone else has run into this and/or found a
> >> fix.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I recently installed Dropbox (getdropbox.com) on my machine and
> >> the
> >>>> tortoise
> >>>>> overlays are now no longer working. The dropbox overlays are
> >> working
> >>>> fine.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> This is Win7 RTM Professional 64-Bit.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I am using Tortiose 1.6.5 64-Bit version. (I don't have the 32-
> bit
> >>>> version
> >>>>> installed)
> >>>>
> >>>> I suspect the Dropbox overlays are interfering with the Tortoise
> >> ones.
> >>>> There are only so many overlay "slots" in Explorer, and if Dropbox
> >> is
> >>>> using them up before Tortoise can get in, then Tortoise can't show
> >> you
> >>>> any overlays.
> >>>>
> >>>> Can you disable Dropbox overlays?
> >>>>
> >>>> I believe a similar issue has been reported with Mozy and reported
> >> to
> >>>> Mozy support.
> >>>
> >>> No, I looked and didn't see an option in Dropbox to disable the
> >> overlays. Is there any way I can see how many overlays are
> >> installed/setup whatever?
> >>
> >>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\S
> >> hellIconOverlayIdentifiers
> >> looks likely. It's probably in the TSVN docs somewhere too, I'm not
> >> sure.
> >>
> >>> I will also send dropbox an email, see what they say.
> >>>
> >>> If I reinstall Tortioise will its overlays win instead of
> Dropbox's?
> >>
> >> It's probably determined at runtime. The TSVN overlay key names I
> see
> >> have numbers at the beginning of them, so it may be possible to hack
> >> around with those to change priority, but I honestly don't know what
> >> it'd do. Insert standard regedit disclaimers here.
> >>
> >
> > The ones in my registry don't have numbers. I see that dropbox has
> three and starting with D they are the first three... Here is my list:
> >
> > DropboxExt1
> > DropboxExt2
> > DropboxExt3
> > EnhancedStorageShell
> > Offline Files
> > SharingPrivate
> > TortoiseAdded
> > TortoiseConflict
> > TortoiseDeleted
> > TortoiseIgnored
> > TortoiseLocked
> > TortoiseModified
> > TortoiseNormal
> > TortoiseReadOnly
> > TortoiseUnversionsed
> >
> > I read somewhere that you can only have 11 on Win7? Not sure if that
> is true. Are you saying these are just loaded in ABC order? Or, is it
> first come first serve?
> >
> > It seems that the Added and Deleted are working. I didn't want to
> test locked. Modified, Normal, Unversioned aren't working.
> >
> > Is there no way to hack windows to have it support more overlays? I
> mean really... what's up with such a small limit?
>
> The loading order is *not* done alphabetically. At least not on XP and
> Vista (haven't tested on Win7). It's done in the order the overlays
> were
> installed (the order they're read from the registry with the
> RegEnumKeyEx() API).
>
> You have 15 overlay handlers installed. That means only *one* of the
> TSVN overlays should not show up: the 'added' one. It should simply
> show
> the 'modified' overlay for added items.
>
> I just installed dropbox myself for testing. But even after two
> reboots,
> I can't reproduce the issue. I can see all the overlays just fine
> (using
> Win7 and of course the latest build from trunk of TSVN).

If I just delete the Dropbox overlay handles from the registry will I hurt anything? I would rather have the tortoise overlays than the dropbox ones.

BOb

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