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Sync icons in windows explorer not showing up.

Applications affected Dropbox, Google Drive, and Creative Cloud...

The files seem like they aren't syncing at all! I think Malwarebytes may be the issue here!



I am just going to be honest. I am way too lazy to solve this. Just check it on your computers, and your coworkers who has Windows 10... latest build.

Ask them if their sync icons show up... simple as that. And if their files are syncing properly. I only have sooo much time in a day... and I am behind in my studies.

So it's up to you.

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10 hours ago, exile360 said:


Thank you for reporting this.  If you wish to test to verify whether or not Malwarebytes is the cause of the issue, simply right-click on the Malwarebytes tray icon and select Quit Malwarebytes and click Yes if prompted by User Account Control then test to see if the icons still fail to be displayed properly.

The issue still exists with Adobe Creative Cloud Sync. I am curious if the startup of Malwarebytes affects a system process from running at startup.  

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You can test that as well by opening Malwarebytes and navigating to Settings>Protection and toggling the Start Malwarebytes at Windows startup under Startup Options and then restarting your system to see how it goes.

You might also check to see if fast startup is enabled in Windows as that could be the cause of one or more of the issues.  You can find info on how to turn it off here as well as here.  It has been known to cause issues with some programs in Windows 10 so that would be a good place to start to see if that makes any difference.

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You're welcome, I'm glad I could help.

By the way, I discovered this article which may help with the sync icon display issue.  Apparently Windows has a built-in limit to the number of icon overlays it allows, and once that number is exceeded, it fails to display them.  The article provides a possible solution so I suggest giving that a try to see if it corrects the problem.

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Hehe, thanks.  I'm really not that smart, I've just learned a lot over the years on how to research issues.  I can usually find an answer, and of course I've dealt with my share of issues over the years as well, both with my own systems as well as the ones I worked on back when I was a PC repair technician.  Computers have been my primary hobby for the last 15 years and I enjoy it.  When you enjoy something and have a passion for it, it makes it easy to do things like spending hours researching and learning about it so that's how I spend a lot of my time and I'm glad that I can use that knowledge to do something useful and help others.

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I figured this out too! Passions makes me work so seamlessly!

Just look at how many posts that you've made! Over 20,000 posts! This is really intriguing to me!

I love computers too! That is why I want to take care of the Malwarebytes community, and program. I am passionate about the Malwarebytes forum. 😀

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