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.

dropbox icon add remove navigation pane

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!


One small request: If you liked this post, please share this?

One "tiny" share from you would seriously help a lot with the growth of this blog. Some great suggestions:
  • Pin it!
  • Share it to your favorite blog + Facebook, Reddit
  • Tweet it!
So thank you so much for your support, my reader. It won't take more than 10 seconds of your time. The share buttons are right below. :)

About the author

Ramesh Srinivasan founded Winhelponline.com back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 10 consecutive years from 2003 to 2012.

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!
    Thanks,
    Tom

    Reply
  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?
    Thanks

    Reply

Leave a Comment