2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 30, 2017 11:22 PM by Robin Rowe

    Shell Overlays - OneDrive

    duberyy_wotsit Apprentice

      I notice that on Windows 10 systems that when installing and configuring File Director the overlays are all present and correct.  After that, if OneDrive performs an update it seems to reset them all and they got lost (presumably because OneDrive is eating into the available overlays).  Is there a method to reset the FileDirector overlays without a reinstall?

        • 1. Re: Shell Overlays - OneDrive
          duberyy_wotsit Apprentice

          Found the answer here : http://blog.ivanti.com/obsessing-over-the-details-so-your-users-dont-have-to/?asredirect

           

          May need to work on this as I can see on my own machine that OneDrive is taking the first 6 in the list so then I would assume that only the first 6 DataNow overlays will be used.  This means that you still see the grey download icon and green ticks but not icons such as home and read only.  Many users run OneDrive and DataNow so it is going to be tricky to please everyone...

           

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          • 2. Re: Shell Overlays - OneDrive
            Robin Rowe SupportEmployee

            Hi, you're correct in your assumption above. The limitation is the number of overlay slots provided by the operating system - the list is read in alphabetically from the top down - because the OneDrive overlays start with a double space, they get loaded ahead of the File Director overlays which only start with a single space, and the OS limit is reached part way through. With regards to your point around OneDrive/File director co-existence,  We're actually introducing a OneDrive for Business connector in the next major release which will allow File Director to present a users' OD4B storage as a File Director Map point - In most instances this should remove the requirement for the OD client to be installed in tandem with the File Director client moving forwards - With that said, as per the blog, it's possible to re-order the list so that the most important overlays are displayed, by using a registry manipulation tool such as Ivanti Environment Manager