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Windows 7: Folder Backgrounds

18 Aug 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

okay thanks for your time!

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18 Aug 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

No I cant get the folder background to alter either though I suspect the installer isn't quite right as it keeps crashing explorer.exe rather that stopping and restarting.I will ask for some further help from someone who may be able to extract the correct file from the msstyles folder and we may be able to add it manually.
Keep checking back

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18 Aug 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

ah okay thank you
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18 Aug 2011   #14

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zerox535 View Post
I have a custom window 7 theme that is suppose to apply the folder background along with everything else, and i used the windows theme patcher program to apply the theme to my computer, everything works besides that the folder background doesn't appear. I know there are programs out there that allows you to change the folder background manually using pictures that you saved, but i want to use the custom theme's folder background and I am wondering if there are any ways to do that
I looked at the .msstyle and it's OK I will not install the .exe not knowing what is in there I tried unzipping it could not, then looking at it with Restorator don't see a theme or what changes things.

I would run this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker repatch using 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes
Then retry it if it does not work then contact the maker and ask whats up.

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18 Aug 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Thanks Jerry

Ive tried to install a few times now with the same results.There is clearly something not right with the installer.

@zerox535 One thing I didn't try is installing with UAC turned off. Delete the theme from C:\Windows\Resources\Themes. There will be a folder and a windows theme file delete both turn off UAC and reboot.See if that helps.


It does install with UAC turned off
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