How to Add or Remove Dropbox Context Menu in Windows  

    How to Add or Remove Dropbox Context Menu in Windows

    How to Add or Remove Dropbox Context Menu in Windows

    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    19 Jun 2020
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    How to Add or Remove Dropbox Context Menu in Windows


    Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by American company Dropbox, Inc. that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software.

    Dropbox is a home for all your photos, docs, videos, and files. Anything you add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website so you can access your stuff from anywhere.

    If you installed the Dropbox app on your PC, a Dropbox context menu will be added for when you right click on your files and folders.

    This tutorial will show you how to add and remove the Dropbox context menu for all users when the Dropbox app is installed in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the Dropbox context menus.

    The Dropbox context menus will only be available while the Dropbox app is running.


    EXAMPLE: Dropbox context menus
    How to Add or Remove Dropbox Context Menu in Windows-dropbox_context_menus-2.png How to Add or Remove Dropbox Context Menu in Windows-dropbox_context_menus-3.png How to Add or Remove Dropbox Context Menu in Windows-dropbox_context_menus-1.png


    Here's How:

    1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Add Dropbox Context Menu

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Dropbox_context_menu.reg

    Download

    (Contents of .reg file for reference)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\DropboxExt]
    @="{ECD97DE5-3C8F-4ACB-AEEE-CCAB78F7711C}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\DropboxExt]
    @="{ECD97DE5-3C8F-4ACB-AEEE-CCAB78F7711C}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\DropboxExt]
    @="{ECD97DE5-3C8F-4ACB-AEEE-CCAB78F7711C}"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\DropboxExt]
    @="{ECD97DE5-3C8F-4ACB-AEEE-CCAB78F7711C}"


    3 To Remove Dropbox Context Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Dropbox_context_menu.reg

    Download

    (Contents of .reg file for reference)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\DropboxExt]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\DropboxExt]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\DropboxExt]
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\DropboxExt]


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, OK (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 279
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #1

    I do want to keep the context menu for files in my Dropbox folder but not for files outside. Is this possible?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 61,926
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    bobsagetfullhou said:
    I do want to keep the context menu for files in my Dropbox folder but not for files outside. Is this possible?
    What's the full path of your Dropbox folder?

    We may be able to use AppliesTo to specify the context menu to only show for the Dropbox folder.

    References:
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #3

    Brink said:
    What's the full path of your Dropbox folder?

    We may be able to use AppliesTo to specify the context menu to only show for the Dropbox folder.

    References:
    Hello

    I would be interested too.

    My Dropbox path is:
    C:\Users\Victor\Dropbox

    i would like to have it only in my Dropbox path and nothing else. Especially because this Context Menu is slowing down my computer but only on the other drives than C.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 61,926
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Dingsign said:
    Hello

    I would be interested too.

    My Dropbox path is:
    C:\Users\Victor\Dropbox

    i would like to have it only in my Dropbox path and nothing else. Especially because this Context Menu is slowing down my computer but only on the other drives than C.
    I'm not having any luck so far with using "AppliesTo" for the context menu to only be available for a specific directory/folder.
      My Computers


 

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