Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I don't need Tortoise's icons on Windows Explorer. Is there any way to disable it?

share|improve this question
How will you see the status of the various files then? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jul 3 '11 at 17:22
@Ignacio I only use the workbench for everything – Jader Dias Jul 3 '11 at 18:15
up vote 2 down vote accepted

uninstall tortoise overlay in control panel > add/remove programs

share|improve this answer
Could not find such program (maybe it was changed since) – pihentagy Jun 12 '13 at 11:43

I think I can go into the msconfig > startup and disable the tortoise overlay service. I don't know if it will work, but I'll give it a try

share|improve this answer

TortoiseHG->Explorer Extension Settings

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.