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Dropbox labels files with a "✓" if they completed syncing, with an "x" if there's some problem, etc.

Dropbox labelling files

These labels are very annoying because in order to maintain their accuracy, the Dropbox app frequently refreshes the folder window.

For example:

  • If you are in the middle of editing a file's name, it will finish your session and give the file just the part of the name that you were typing up to that point.

  • If you scroll through the folder, the refresh will return you back up to the top of the folder.

Is there any way to get the Dropbox app to stop maintaining these labels?

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Try disabling the Dropbox shell extension using ShExView.

Note that you might lose a large part of Dropbox functionality. (I don't know what exactly the shell extension is responsible for.)

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Exit dropbox while working on the files, then reopen it. Or just disconnect from the Internet temporarily

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I hope I won't have to resort to that. – Ram Rachum Sep 4 '11 at 19:19

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