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Windows 7: Can shell32.dll remove explorer toolbar using custom classic theme?

04 Feb 2013   #1
shoober

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Can shell32.dll remove explorer toolbar using custom classic theme?

I've tried this tutorial, and I still can't remove the explorer toolbar. I use a customized windows classic theme, and I think this might be the reason its not working for me. So, I found another thread with this post and I'm thinking of trying to edit the shell32.dll and see if this method will remove the explorer toolbar.

Before I do this, I was wondering if anyone knew if this method will remove the explorer toolbar on a customized windows classic theme. I have my customized windows classic theme to resemble the Windows 95/98 grey theme. Does anyone know if this method works on a customized classic theme?


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06 Feb 2013   #2
shoober

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I have finally removed this explorer toolbar. I just followed the instructions from that thread in my first post and edited the shell32.dll. It is now gone. w00t!

So if anyone else has trouble removing that toolbar using that shellstyle.dll from the tutorial from my first post, just edit the shell32.dll instead and it will remove it.
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07 Feb 2013   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

That's good to hear, could you explain how you edited the shell32.dll and post it here.

Jerry
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07 Feb 2013   #4
shoober

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Here's the link to the post with the instructions. I didn't use XN Resource Editor, I used Resource Hacker instead.

Remove Explorer toolbar?

Here are the results:



I disabled all the folder panes to give it a very Windows 95 look.
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07 Feb 2013   #5
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thanks for posting that just in case somebody else stumbles across this thread and wants to do it.

Jerry
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