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Thread: Icon Emblem Removal

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Icon Emblem Removal

    Hello, Everyone.

    I had installed Insync in order to sync my files between Ubuntu 12.10 and Google Drive. I have since switched to Dropbox as it has better Nautilus integration.

    My problem is that now I have 2 big green checkmark emblems on the icons in my synced folder. One is for Dropbox, but the other is left over from when Insync was installed.

    Can anyone tell me how to remove the emblems from the file icons? I have searched in vain for a solution.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Oregon, USA
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Icon Emblem Removal

    Good question! Don't have a simple answer other than to copy the contents of the folder to a new one, delete the old folder and then create a new Dropbox folder and copy back the contents. Maybe someone else has a better answer.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Re: Icon Emblem Removal

    Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately the Insync icons are persistent and copy across folders, synced or not. Wat I have been having to do is go a step further:
    I aam opening the documents, then saving again in a new location. Once I do that, I can delete the originals in the Dropbox folder and move the new ones in. Seems to work that way, but what a pain in the butt!

    Thanks for the quick advice!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2013

    Re: Icon Emblem Removal

    Try the uninstall procedure from this blog post:

    Run the following command line: "sudo apt-get purge insync-beta-ubuntu && sudo apt-get autoremove"

    It worked for me

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