Remove Move to Dropbox entry from Context Menu in Windows

Dropbox is a popular service when it comes to personal cloud storage. Many Windows PC and smartphone users choose Dropbox as the primary location to save their data. When a user installs the Dropbox app on his PC, a new entry Move to Dropbox is added to explorer context menu.

This option proves handy for users who use the service on a regular basis, as it uploads the file and automatically synchronizes it to the corresponding Dropbox account on the web without having to open the Dropbox client. Some users, not using this option too often, may want to remove this Move to Dropbox entry from the context menu. There is no option given under Dropbox settings to hide or remove it.

The steps outlined in the article will help you remove the Move to Dropbox integration with Windows File Explorer right-click context menu in Windows 10/8/7.

Remove Move to Dropbox from Context Menu

1] First, right-click on the Dropbox icon in the system tray, click on the Settings icon in the top right-hand corner and select the Exit Dropbox option.

Remove Move to Dropbox from Context Menu

Next, go to the shortcut created on the computer screen and right-click on the Dropbox shortcut, and choose Properties.

Select the Shortcut tab and later, click on Target box. Add move-to-dropbox=False switch at the end of the default target text.

dropbox-context-menu

Finally, click the Apply button.

Now launch Dropbox by double-clicking on the desktop icon. Right-click on any file or folder. You will not see the Move to Dropbox option in the context menu.

2] You could also unregister the concerned DLL fileDropboxExt.22.dll file which is responsible for its integration, located here:

C:\Users\usename\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin

Open a command prompt windows, type the following and hit Enter:

regsvr32 /u “C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\DropboxExt.22.dll”

The context menu item should disappear.

3] You can also use context menu editors like CCleanerRight-Click Extender, Context Menu Editor, Ultimate Windows Customizer, etc, to remove or disable this context menu item.

Dropbox context menu missing or not working

On the other hand, if you find that your Dropbox context menu item is missing or not working, try the following.

Re-register the concerned DLL file DropboxExt.22.dll file which is responsible for its integration.

Open a command prompt windows, type the following and hit Enter:

regsvr32 “C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\DropboxExt.22.dll”

If this does not work, you may need to repair or reinstall the Dropbox software.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.