Dropbox folder icon overlay problem and solution

Sometimes, dropbox does not show icons (e.g. synced, unsynced) properly after installing other apps e.g. tortoriseSVN. The reason for that is because both apps want to change the overlay icon. Here is how to fix it:

Run regedit and navigate to:

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HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers

Make sure you have the entire branch backup.

Rename those overlays that are rarely used, e.g. the following:

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TortoiseLocked
TortoiseIgnored
TortoiseUnversionsed

Restart Windows Explorer. If it’s not working, reboot your PC.

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