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Re: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 15:52:59 -0400

On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 15:43, Bob Archer <bob.archer_at_amsi.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 14:44, Bob Archer <bob.archer_at_amsi.com> 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.
>>
>> Stefan would know better than I how they're loaded, but based upon
>> your testing, it looks like they're loaded in the order you list
>> above. Locked is #11 in your list; the 3 you list which aren't working
>> are 12, 13 and 15.
>>
>> > Is there no way to hack windows to have it support more overlays? I
>> mean really... what's up with such a small limit?
>>
>> Ask Microsoft.
>
> I added a community comment to the MSDN doc about this here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc144123%28VS.85%29.aspx. Although I don't see it displayed any more. Not sure why.

Assuming you're PilotBob, the comment is on there.

> If someone knows how to request this limit be raised. It seems like is has to do with the System Image List I would be happy to vote for it as important. As I assume every TortioiseXXXX users would.

If you're lucky, it might get changed in a Win7 Service Pack. Tortoise
users are a fraction of 1% of Windows users, so it'll be low on MS's
priority list even if the proper channels can be located.

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