Monday, September 28, 2015

Windows 10 and SVN icon overlays not showing any more

After my Windows 10 update, I couldn't see my SVN icon overlays in Explorer any more. I learned that Windows allows a maximum of 11 overlays used by installed programs (it takes 4 himself).

The solution
  • go to registry edior and traverse to : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers
  • Order you icon overlay names aphabetically by renaming them. Your high-prio overlays could start with a space. Then use numeric characters. Your lowest prio overlays could start with a "Z".
  • Restart Explorer or reboot your machine.