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Windows 7: help me locate the .dll file for these

25 Apr 2012   #1
mejoh73

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
help me locate the .dll file for these

help me locate the dll file.
your opinion matter

help me locate the .dll file for these-screenshot001.png
help me locate the .dll file for these-screenshot002.png
help me locate the .dll file for these-untitled.png




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25 Apr 2012   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

help me locate the .dll file for these-screenshot001.png
These are in the C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero\ aero.msstyles in the image folder
background #974
border #975
side #979

help me locate the .dll file for these-screenshot002.png
These are in the C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero\ aero.msstyles in the image folder
See screenshot, the white background is a fill color and the only way I know to change it is with Windows Style Builder.
help me locate the .dll file for these-start-menu-2-.png

help me locate the .dll file for these-untitled.png
The one on the left is in the shell32.dll and it is bitmap image number 632 and 633


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25 Apr 2012   #3
mejoh73

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks for replying
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25 Apr 2012   #4
Bongo

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You're welcome
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25 Apr 2012   #5
mejoh73

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

btw, im still confused because when i open aero.msstyles using resource hacker.and narrow down to image folder 974.
all i see is hex and i dont know how to change it when its hex mode.
help me locate the .dll file for these-screenshot003.png


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25 Apr 2012   #6
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

That is a PNG image file. Resource Hacker does not have viewer algorithm for those images. You can use alternative programs like Restorator (cost money).

Or you can export it the following way:
Highlight it in a list, - Action menu - Save resource as a binary file - name it "974.png"

After you modify it, you can replace original:
Action menu - Replace other resource.
In a new window open you file and type:
Resource Type: IMAGE
Resource Name: 974
Resource Language: 1033
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26 Apr 2012   #7
Bongo

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If you are going to edit the aero.msstyles I would recommend you do it with a copy (so you do not corrupt the original) and rename it and create a custom theme, look at post #38 of this thread it will show you how to start a new theme Start menu color change ??
This will be a custom theme and you will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

Jerry
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26 Apr 2012   #8
mejoh73

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

thanks for the warning.
if not, i might corrupt the file
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26 Apr 2012   #9
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Not so much corrupt it but if you ever wanted to go back to the default aero theme you would not be able to unless you had a copy that's why it's best to make a custom theme from a copy.
Jerry
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26 Apr 2012   #10
mejoh73

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

the restorator quite sucks because its only a trial version and i need to buy for full version.
i guess im gonna have to cling onto the resource hacker after trial period is over.
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