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Windows 7: explorerframe.dll / Windows 7 x64

14 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
explorerframe.dll / Windows 7 x64

I tried yesterday to help a friend of mine, he is using Windows 7 Ultimate x64
When i replaced the ExplorerFrame.dll and 2 more files ( pnidui.dll and SndVolSSO.dll )
the OS didn't startup at all.
I use those 3 files for my OS, but i'm running x86.
Can you help me,please ? He liked the way i customized my Windows, but i can't help him with those 3 files.
How could i make them compatible with x64 ? Any chance ?
Thanks in advance.

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14 Jul 2011   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

For x64 you need to change them in both
C:\Windows\System32
&
C:\Windows\SysWOW64

You will need the same named files from C:\Windows\SysWOW64 change the same images just like in C:\Windows\System32 files.
Jerry
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14 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, Bongo
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14 Jul 2011   #4

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You're Welcome
Jerry
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04 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
For x64 you need to change them in both
C:\Windows\System32
&
C:\Windows\SysWOW64

You will need the same named files from C:\Windows\SysWOW64 change the same images just like in C:\Windows\System32 files.
Jerry
I installed too, Windows 7 x64, and i have now the same problem.
I can make those 2 files work, i mean pnidui.dll and SndVolSSO.dll
I used "take ownership" and i copy both files in C / Windows / SysWOW64 and the old ones i renamed it. But the icons are still the default ones.
Can you help me please ?
By the way : i tried to copy the files in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and in C:\Windows\System32 too.
Same result.
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04 Nov 2011   #6

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Make sure that you did not get the wrong .dll in the wrong place do not put the .dll from C:\Windows\SysWOW64 in to C:\Windows\System32 and vice versa do not put the .dll from C:\Windows\System32 in to C:\Windows\SysWOW64

You will need to Icon Cache - Rebuild after you restart.
Jerry
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04 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Make sure that you did not get the wrong .dll in the wrong place do not put the .dll from C:\Windows\SysWOW64 in to C:\Windows\System32 and vice versa do not put the .dll from C:\Windows\System32 in to C:\Windows\SysWOW64

You will need to Icon Cache - Rebuild after you restart.
Jerry
Hello Jerry.
I use those files in Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and i thought they are compatible with x64 too. But it seems to be different.
Is there a way to make those files working in x64 ?
And by the way, the same story for explorerframe.dll
Thanks a million, i hope i can fix this.
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04 Nov 2011   #8

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You need to get a copy of each one of those .dll from both C:\Windows\SysWOW64 & C:\Windows\System32 and keep them separate have one folder for System32 and one folder for SysWOW64 on your desktop

As an example when you replace the images in explorerframe.dll bitmap numbers 280, 288, 291, 577, 578, 579, 581, 34560 are the most common ones changed you use the same images in both System32 and SysWOW64 do the same with all the .dll
That means you will have one explorerframe.dll for System32 folder and one explorerframe.dll for SysWOW64 folder to edit using the same images only.
Jerry
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04 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

files.rar
I think they are not working on Windows 7 x64
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04 Nov 2011   #10

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I do not see anything wrong with them. Just in case I have used your images and replace them in the .dll

Here is for System32 System32.zip

Here is for SysWOW64 SysWOW64.zip

Look at post #6 of this thread it will show you how to take ownership give yourself permission and how to rename and replace .dll Basic Networking Information

You may want to turn off UAC while replacing the .dll and then turn it back on done User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings
Jerry
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