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[Solved] Windows Explorer Favorites Link Removal

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Since upgrading to version 2.0.120 on Windows 8.1, a link to the BitTorrent Sync folder keeps appearing in the Favorites folders list in Windows Explorer. Whenever I remove the link, it reappears on restart.

 

How do I make it stop?

 

Thanks

 

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Hi there,

 

I experienced the same problem with the reappearing BitTorrent Sync icon in the Favorites list of the Windows Explorer.

 

Deleting it and a reinstallation of BitTorrent Sync didn't help <_<

 

What worked for me: In the Windows registry, there are some entries under [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BitTorrent\Sync]

 

- (Standard)

- ShellExtensionPath64

- ShellExtensionPath86

- ShellMenuSharingEnable

 

In my case, there was another entry called: "StoragePath"

 

I removed the "StoragePath" entry and the icon from the favorites. Since then it didn't reappear.

 

Hope that helps ;)

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Hi, 

Thanks for finding this! It was definitely not our intention to force this on you, or to have it reappear if you remove it. Thanks for finding a workaround while we are working on a fix. 

 

Daniel Erwin

Sync Design Lead

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