Windows 10: Icon Overlays in Windows Explorer

Discus and support Icon Overlays in Windows Explorer in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Can anyone help me remove the icon overlays in Windows Explorer Extra Large Icon view (see image)? I'm a photographer, and find these overlays... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by mcbarker69, May 1, 2019.

  1. Icon Overlays in Windows Explorer


    Can anyone help me remove the icon overlays in Windows Explorer Extra Large Icon view (see image)? I'm a photographer, and find these overlays extremely annoying when searching images.


    Every search I've done points to syncing and OneDrive, and although I have one drive disabled, it still shows up in the drive/directory pane of Explorer. I removed all of the images I had on OneDrive, so there's nothing to sync. Also, the settings mentioned in these searches refer to settings which don't seem to be available. Any help would be appreciated.


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    :)
     
    mcbarker69, May 1, 2019
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  2. Windows vista x64 computer icon always changing

    what icons are you referring to?
    In the Windows Explorer list or desktop?
     
    twicksisted, May 1, 2019
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  3. Diven73 Win User
    Icon Overlays less than 15

    Hi fantasiom,

    I read from an article on ghacks (link below) that there are two places in the registry that the overlays are being "loaded" from.

    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIcon‌OverlayIdentifiers
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explor‌er\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers

    Fix Sync icons not showing up in Explorer - gHacks Tech News

    The second location is for 32-bit applications running on 64-bit windows. OneDrive is storing the same 6 ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers in both locations. I suspect this is because the OneDrive client is 32-bit, and windows explorer is 64-bit. It appears that
    the six overlays in the Wow6432Node are loaded first leaving 9 in the other location.

    OneDrive will ask to "install icons" if it not all it's icons are not in the top 15. Installing icons means adding spaces in front of the name in the registry so it appears first alphabetically.

    I would suggest adding spaces in front of the "BoxSyncNotSynced", "BoxSyncProblem", and "BoxSyncSynced" registry keys so they appear ahead of or next after the six OneDrive overlay icons. I don't use file locking so I don't feel the other two BoxSync icons
    are useful.

    Essentially the problem is that the ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers is limited to 15 and One Drive is setup to use 12 of them currently. OneDrive has introduced a new status column instead of overlay icons, but it seems for now this is limited to files-on-demand
    functionality.
     
    Diven73, May 1, 2019
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  4. Yolvi Ell Win User

    Icon Overlays in Windows Explorer

    Icon overlays in Windows 10

    Hi,

    There are currently 15 slots allotted for icon overlays in the system image list of Windows 10. 4 of these are reserved for the system, and OneDrive uses 5, leaving six slots for use by other icon overlay handlers. If more than 15 icon overlays are registered
    in the system, the extra icon overlays aren't used. This limit of 15 overlay icons applies to Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.

    Don't hesitate to let us know if you have any other questions about your computer.

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    Yolvi Ell, May 1, 2019
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