Missing Icons, Green Checks, Onedrive, Onedrive for Business and Dropbox

Heavy title I know…   but I am trying to get Google to find this post 🙂

There is a myriad of information on the web about this problem, but nowhere I have found so far shows how to fix it with all of the above installed on your Windows 10 system.

The problem is a simple, but stupid one.   Essentially, if you have too many “cloud sync” apps installed on your system, they all fight for a OS set limited space of 15 slots for icon overlays.   These are the pretty icons the OS shows you when things are syncing up…


For me, the fix when I have Onedrive, Onedrive for Business & Dropbox installed was the following modification of the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers





With this edit, All of my apps appear to be showing Sync, Error, and Syncing icons without issue.

Hope it works for you too!