I love it when software companies add unnecessary items to my context menu. With not so recent updates to the Dropbox client, you may have noticed a new context menu item that you can not remove (I don’t know why companies do this). Anyway, here’s how you can remove it:

Method 1: Remove it manually

  1. Right click “View raw” link at the bottom of the embedded file and click “Save link as”.
  2. Double click the saved file remove.reg.
  3. (optional) You may get a UAC window, click Yes.
  4. You will get a dialog if you want to apply this file, click Yes again.
  5. Congrats, now you have successfully removed “Open with PyCharm” menu item.

If you want to restore this menu item, just do the same steps with the restore.reg file below.

Method 2: Add it to “Blocked” shell extensions

Another way Windows allows us to remove the shell extensions is by adding CLSID to the Blocked extensions list. This method is more future-proof than the first method because Dropbox may update itself and it may add the Registry keys back.

You may do this manually:

  1. Open Regedit.
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions
  3. Create a new Key named Blocked if it doesn’t exist.
  4. Create a new String Value and set the name to: {ECD97DE5-3C8F-4ACB-AEEE-CCAB78F7711C}
  5. Restart your computer.

Or apply the Registry files I provided below:

For blocking:

For unblocking: