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What is ShellExtIO.log? Can't delete it

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Windows 10

C:\Users\<username>\Appdata\Roaming\Bittorent Sync\ShellExtIO.log

It remains even after uninstalling BTSync. Can't delete it. Tried rebooting still can't remove as it is in use.

File gets update with new content even though BTSync is uninstalled?

 

Some of the stuff inside it are

2016-03-11 11:55:55 (Explorer.EXE:1432) ShellDoneOverlayIcon C:\Users\PC\AppData\Roaming\BitTorrent Sync\ShellExtIO.log
2016-03-11 11:55:57 (notepad++.exe:468) ==== end ====
2016-03-11 11:55:58 (Explorer.EXE:1432) ShellDoneOverlayIcon C:\Users\PC\AppData\Roaming\BitTorrent Sync\ShellExtIO.log
2016-03-11 11:56:15 (notepad++.exe:5708) === start ===
2016-03-11 11:56:15 (notepad++.exe:5708) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 11:56:15 (notepad++.exe:5708) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 11:56:15 (notepad++.exe:5708) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 11:56:15 (notepad++.exe:5708) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 11:56:15 (notepad++.exe:5708) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 11:56:15 (notepad++.exe:5708) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 11:56:39 (notepad++.exe:5708) ==== end ====
2016-03-11 11:56:40 (Explorer.EXE:1432) ShellDoneOverlayIcon C:\Users\PC\AppData\Roaming\BitTorrent Sync\ShellExtIO.log
2016-03-11 11:57:09 (notepad++.exe:3148) === start ===
2016-03-11 11:57:09 (notepad++.exe:3148) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 11:57:09 (notepad++.exe:3148) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 11:57:09 (notepad++.exe:3148) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 11:57:09 (notepad++.exe:3148) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 11:57:09 (notepad++.exe:3148) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 11:57:09 (notepad++.exe:3148) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 12:04:34 (Explorer.EXE:1520) ShellDoneOverlayIcon C:\
2016-03-11 12:04:34 (Explorer.EXE:1520) ShellDoneOverlayIcon K:\
2016-03-11 12:04:34 (Explorer.EXE:1520) ShellDoneOverlayIcon L:\
2016-03-11 12:04:34 (Explorer.EXE:1520) ShellDoneOverlayIcon M:\
2016-03-11 12:04:34 (Explorer.EXE:1520) ShellDoneOverlayIcon N:\
2016-03-11 12:04:34 (Explorer.EXE:1520) ShellDoneOverlayIcon O:\
2016-03-11 12:04:34 (Explorer.EXE:1520) ShellDoneOverlayIcon R:\
2016-03-11 12:12:25 (firefox.exe:5344) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 12:12:25 (firefox.exe:5344) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 12:12:25 (firefox.exe:5344) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 12:12:25 (firefox.exe:5344) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 12:12:25 (firefox.exe:5344) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface
2016-03-11 12:12:25 (firefox.exe:5344) IconOverlayBase::QueryInterface

 

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@KawateTadako Try to do the following:

  1. Open regedit, navigate to HKLM\Software\Classes\CLSID\{581FFA***********} (there can be several of those), find the path do DLL there.
  2. Open command line prompt, navigate to the folder with DLL and run the following command: regsvr32 -u <DLL_NAME>
  3. Reboot your OS (or just restart explorer.exe)

After that, the log files and the DLL (which is also stuck) could be deleted.

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I have the file on my computer, and I went to there location you have stated and found no dll files. Windows still does not let me delete the .log files.

I checked regedit to make sure there was no dll files logged, and the only thing I have is !BTSync2.3.3RW

Would really like to delete this insanely huge log file.

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@Falconm11 Please try to do the following:

1. Open command line prompt, navigate to the "C:\ProgramData\BitTorrent Sync" and find 2 DLLs there: ShellExtensionOverlay64_xxxx.dll and ShellExtensionOverlay86_xxxx.dll, where xxxx could be random alphanumeric value
2. Run 2 commands: regsvr32 -u <DLL_NAME>
3. Restart explorer or computer and let me know if it helps.

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I've just found this ShellExtIO.log file when doing a search to find the largest files on my PC.

It is several hundreds of megabytes in size. Is this really necessary, and optimal, to be creating such huge log files? Can something be done about it to free up disk space?

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The problem still exists for me. At it's largest the log was over 30GB. That was around the time 2.4 rolled out. I deleted it when I upgraded, but in the few months since then it has again bloated to over 7GB.

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On 19/09/2016 at 2:44 PM, RomanZ said:

@eldrin Should be fixed in 2.4. In 2.4, file is rotated at 100Mb.

I'm on Resilio Sync 2.4.4 but still have a 800MB ShellExtIO.log file left in the "../AppData/Roaming/BitTorrent Sync" folder. It's also being currently written to, so keeps growing everyday. I also have the BitTorrent Sync folder containing .dll files in ProgramData.

Can we safely delete these two BitTorrent Sync folders? Shouldn't the update, from BitTorrent to Resilio, have removed them?

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Yes you can. Before deleting, do unregister those as instructed above. 
No, it shouldn't have: BitTorrent Sync was not unregistering its extensions and what was fixed in Resilio Sync, the latter unregisters own extensions only, not BitTorrent's. BitTorrent's are to be unregistered manually. 

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On 15/03/2016 at 3:37 AM, RomanZ said:

@KawateTadako Try to do the following:

  1. Open regedit, navigate to HKLM\Software\Classes\CLSID\{581FFA***********} (there can be several of those), find the path do DLL there.
  2. Open command line prompt, navigate to the folder with DLL and run the following command: regsvr32 -u <DLL_NAME>
  3. Reboot your OS (or just restart explorer.exe)

After that, the log files and the DLL (which is also stuck) could be deleted.

Thanks! Managed to remove all the BitTorrent Sync .dll and .log files.

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I am having the same problem with no solution thus far.

I have read this thread fully & followed the instructions about using regedit to unregister those 2 .dll files. Restarted computer 2x and still cannot delete this file. It is currently 5.8 gb (in the BitTorrent Sync folder --- NOT RESILIO).

Can someone plz help me delete this file as it is unusually large and with my SSD only 128gb, it is taking up way too much space.

Those 2 .dll files, as listed in the registry, are : ShellExtensionOverlay64_128.dll & ShellExtensionOverlay64_17A.dll

 

 

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I believe I did what was instructed in this thread as stated in my prior post. Really unsure what to do now (or perhaps I did it wrong...). When I did that, it said it unregistered both those dll's that I listed above.

Any other ideas? I need to delete this file ASAP.

 

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this thread instructed on dll in ProgramData, so I verified that dll's from AppData are also unregistered. 

Did you also removed the registry keys mentioned here

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I did not find any registry entries in the ones you listed. I did find some others using 'BitTorrent Sync' as search through-out the whole registry.

Should I delete anything I find related to BitTorrent Sync? I think I already deleted 2 findings....

Still can't delete file & now I'm out of HD space on my SSD. :(((( plz HELP!

 

 

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