Windows 10: Overlay icons for other applications not showing in OneDrive folder

Discus and support Overlay icons for other applications not showing in OneDrive folder in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello,I'm having an issue with OneDrive folder and TortoiseSVN overlay icons although it seems that it happens with other applications too.If I open a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Javier Santofimia, Oct 14, 2021.

  1. Overlay icons for other applications not showing in OneDrive folder


    Hello,I'm having an issue with OneDrive folder and TortoiseSVN overlay icons although it seems that it happens with other applications too.If I open a folder with Tortoise SVN overlay icons inside OneDrive folder, the overlay icons are not shown, and since OneDrive icons are shown in Status column now, there should be no problem on showing them:If I open this same folder copied in outside OneDrive folder, the overlay icons are shown as they should:I have HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432No

    :)
     
    Javier Santofimia, Oct 14, 2021
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  2. OneDrive for Business Icon Overlays in Windows Server 2016 Not Working

    Hi Jeff,

    Thanks for your reply.

    The issue may not be related with the Windows Server 2016.

    Here is an article for your reference: Sync icon overlays are missing from OneDrive and OneDrive
    for Business.


    Please check the workarounds in the article and I would suggest you first download the wizard and follow the steps to see the result.

    Best Regards,

    Gloria
     
    Gloria Gong MSFT, Oct 14, 2021
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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, Oct 14, 2021
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  4. Mcd73165 Win User

    Overlay icons for other applications not showing in OneDrive folder

    OneDrive Green Checkmarks (icon overlays) disappeared

    If this is normal then when did it change from showing the green checkmark icon overlays on the OneDrive icon itself in Windows Explorer and on the folders within OneDrive. Please look at the thread titled OneDrive which shows the picture of how it used to look. Thanks.
    Mark
     
    Mcd73165, Oct 14, 2021
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