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Re: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox

From: Rinat Abdullin <rinat.abdullin_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 00:04:03 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Bob,

You can just delete a few unused overlays. It worked for me

http://abdullin.com/journal/2009/10/26/fixing-icon-overlays-for-dropbox-tortoisesvn.html

Best regards,
Rinat Abdullin

http://abdullin.com

On Sep 18, 10:51 pm, Bob Archer <bob.arc..._at_amsi.com> wrote:
> > On 18.09.2009 20:44, Bob Archer wrote:
> > >> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 13:48, Bob Archer<bob.arc..._at_amsi.com>
> > wrote:
> > >>>> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 13:27, Bob Archer<bob.arc..._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.
>
> The added icon is one I tried and know specifically that it works.
>
> > 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).
>
> > Stefan
>
> Are you on 64-bit? A post somewhere I read said that there were like 15 slots and Windows7 reserved 4 which gives you only 11 more. Which seems to be what I was seeing.
>
> I am using the 1.6.5 release, not a trunk build. Have any changes to the overlays handling been changed since the 1.6.5 release?
>
> Thanks...
>
> BOb
>
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