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

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

  1. Ana_3bs Avatar

    work greet thank you very much

  2. mpsays Avatar

    Worked Well. Than You…

  3. Bmdowney901 Avatar

    how do you revert it please?

  4. SoluS Avatar

    Good job
    thank you

  5. Eric Duncan Avatar
    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.

  6. Carlos Avatar

    Thank you soooo much !!!!

  7. adam Avatar

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

  8. Chaz Avatar

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

  9. Dr.Shadow Avatar

    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…

  10. Freddy Avatar

    Worked perfectly!

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