Remove “Shared Folder Synchronization” from Right-click Context Menu

Microsoft Office 2010 Professional and Professional Plus installs a handy option (Shared Folder Synchronization) to Desktop and Folder’s Context Menu for its Microsoft SharePoint Workspace formally known as “Groove”

If you don’t use Microsoft SharePoint Workspace and like to remove the option without uninstalling Office components.

Shared Folder Synchronization

You can remove it by simply editing a registry sub key.

How To:

1. Run Registry Editor and go to- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{6C467336-8281-4E60-8204-430CED96822D}

2. Now rename or delete the sub key {6C467336-8281-4E60-8204-430CED96822D} I recommend to rename the sub key instead of deletion. For e.g. prefix backup. to sub key or backup.{6C467336-8281-4E60-8204-430CED96822D} it helps to revert the changes easily.

3. Close the Registry Editor and Refresh the Windows Explorer.

Applies To:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Beta
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus Beta
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate
  • George

    Thank you!

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  • Praful Busa

    Doesn’t work as above..

  • Sergiy Kha


    Easy & efficient! Cheer up!

  • Morris

    Thanks, I hate these extra context in my shell, it’s what I looked 4, so nice when U find what U R lookin’ 4

  • lonesoldier

    great it worked on my Win 7 64 bit

  • Felix

    Alternative: Delete “XXX Groove …” from “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryBackgroundshellexContextMenuHandlers”

  • Avalid


  • Debjeet

    Thanks for the tip!

  • User

    Thanks! Works!

  • jim

    thx for this

    here’s a quick bat file line for anyone who wants it:

    @echo off
    reg delete HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{6C467336-8281-4E60-8204-430CED96822D} /f

  • Larry

    Thank you.

  • Jack

    worked for me too! very easy.

  • Mohan Msk

    thank u……….

  • Held

    It’s easier and better to do it like this: regsvr32 /u GROOVEEX.DLL

  • Guest


  • Ana_3bs

    work greet thank you very much

  • mpsays

    Worked Well. Than You…

  • Bmdowney901

    how do you revert it please?

  • SoluS

    Good job
    thank you

  • Eric Duncan

    If you choose Customize during install, or modify your existing installation, you can Deselect the “Microsoft Sharepoint Workspace” option. The author mentions this above in the post as well.

  • Carlos

    Thank you soooo much !!!!

  • adam

    Nice. Too bad they can’t include an option to remove this context menu in office.

  • Chaz

    Hey thanks, hate this extra crap in my context menu.

  • Dr.Shadow

    Thanks for your help. It’s cool to disable it… I didn’t like Groove in 2007 and this too.
    Now I’ll disable it from the autostart…

  • Freddy

    Worked perfectly!

  • john

    mad GOOD! is just the perfect tip i was looking for.

    thanx homie!

  • Craig Nykamp


  • wormy

    WOW! Thanx for your tip

  • Ahmed

    That`s what I`m was lookin` for

  • Jason

    No need to muck with the registry. Just unregister the DLL. The DLL in question is called grooveex.dll. It is used for Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Extensions.

    run this for 64-bit OS:
    regsvr32 /u “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL”
    run this for 32-bit OS:
    regsvr32 /u “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL”

    If you want to add it back in then:
    64-bit OS:
    regsvr32 “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL”
    32-bit OS:
    regsvr32 “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL”

    Much cleaner.

    • Mahesh

      regsvr32 /u “c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll”
      worked on my XP to get rid of the icon on explorer too.
      thnx Jason!


    Thanks a lot man. It Works!

  • Ivan

    Thanks a lot!!! It’s great!!!!

  • Victor

    Thanks… 100% working !

  • Matthew W

    Thanks a lot. I was getting so annoyed w/ that. I wanted it gone, and I hate how programs..etc will put right click context on your right click. So thanks for this information on this fix. ;D

  • Sean C

    Perfect instructions, thanks!

    • Paulo G.

      very nice!