Dropbox in Navigation Pane – Add or Remove in Windows 10

If you’re using Dropbox client but don’t want the Dropbox icon pinned to the navigation pane, here is a registry edit to remove the icon.

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Add or Remove Dropbox from Navigation Pane

Open a Command Prompt window. To remove Dropbox icon from the navigation pane, type the following commands and press ENTER:

REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E31EA727-12ED-4702-820C-4B6445F28E1A}\ShellFolder" /V Attributes /T REG_DWORD /D 4035969101 /F
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\WOW6432Node\CLSID\{E31EA727-12ED-4702-820C-4B6445F28E1A}\ShellFolder" /V Attributes /T REG_DWORD /D 4035969101 /F

To add the Dropbox icon back, type these commands:

REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E31EA727-12ED-4702-820C-4B6445F28E1A}\ShellFolder" /V Attributes /T REG_DWORD /D 4034920525 /F
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\WOW6432Node\CLSID\{E31EA727-12ED-4702-820C-4B6445F28E1A}\ShellFolder" /V Attributes /T REG_DWORD /D 4034920525 /F

Logoff and login back, or do a clean restart of the Explorer shell.

Setting the “Attributes” value data to f090004d (Decimal: 4035969101) removes the Dropbox shell folder icon, and f080004d (4034920525) adds it back. If you’re using Windows 10 32-bit, you can skip the commands involving the “WOW6432Node” registry key.

Automate using Batch file

Download dropbox-add-remove.zip, unzip and run the included batch files which runs the above commands and restarts Explorer automatically.

That’s it!

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

4 thoughts on “Dropbox in Navigation Pane – Add or Remove in Windows 10”

  1. Hi Ramesh, any idea how I can adapt this script to have stack storage from TransIP in the side bar as well? I have google drive, dropbox and onedrive there already, just missing one now!

  2. Applied this fix but Dropbox icon keeps coming back after all Windows updates. Have re-applied the fix many times. Anyway to make the fix permanent?


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