grooveSo anybody who has Office 2007, will notice an extremely annoying new option on the context (right click) menu of everything… called “Groove Folder Synchronization” with some atrocious green icon next to it.

In order to remove the Groove Folder Synchronization from the context (right click) menu, you’ll need to edit the registry…

1. Press start.
2. Choose Run… (If you’re on Vista skip this step.)
3. Type “regedit” without the “quote” marks. (For Vista users, just type it in the “Start Search” bar.)
4. Press Enter
5. This will open up the Registry Editor, you’ll need to navigate to the following registry keys, and delete them. NOTE: These will all be FOLDERS that you will be deleting from the registry.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\XXX Groove GFS Context Menu Handler XXX

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\XXX Groove GFS Context Menu Handler XXX

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\XXX Groove GFS Context Menu Handler XXX

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\XXX Groove GFS Context Menu Handler XXX

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\XXX Groove GFS Context Menu Handler XXX

Find those folders and right click them and DELETE them from the registry. This will have NO adverse effects on your system, it will only remove the context menu that is so gaudy.

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8 Responses to “Guide: Removing “Groove Folder Synchronization” Context Menu”

  1. Ricardo says:

    Thank you!!


  2. Anonymous says:

    another easier way would involve shellxview and turning off Groove GFS Context Menu Handler-Context Menu


    Corey Reply:

    @, This is true, and I found out about this app and others like it after I published this. Thanks for the tip for any fellow readers though!


  3. Rodrigo Schio says:

    Thank you


  4. DWi says:

    Doing an F3, search and destroy “GFS Context Menu Handler”, in the registry might be quicker than browsing to the keys manually.


  5. Anonymous says:

    thank you!


  6. cooby says:



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