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Windows 7: Hex address for msstyle & resource ID in shell32


10 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows XP SP3 Professional x86
 
 
Hex address for msstyle & resource ID in shell32

Hello, I'm trying to edit one msstyle file on a hex editor because I read that by using Style Builder you get into login loops and can't boot at all. What I want to do is simply change the font size of the taskbar clock from 9 to 8 so it can show date as well as explained here and here. I run several tests and I can't figure what hex value to change for this, does anyone know or can tell how to know?

There's also another file I want to edit, it's shell32.dll. It's used on a bit old theme (ADOBULATED) for the control panel left sidebar to make it obscure along the theme. I'm not sure if that's the only place needed to edit but the problem is that, by compiling it with resource hacker it seems to break compatibility with IE10 and later as explained here. I gave a glimpse to the file and couldn't find any likely entry.

Any help is welcome, I'm on the dark.

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10 Mar 2014   #2

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Welcome to the Seven Forums

I have been using Window Style Builder for at least three years and have never got into a login loop, some of what you have read maybe because they did not purchase it and went on the net and found a cracked version which are very prone to problems.

As you can see from what you have posted I could change it for you very easily and posted here in the zip folder for you if you want.
Or
I can also post just the edited .msstyles changing that one font and then you can compare.

And for your second problem I have never had very good luck using Resource Hacker when editing system files that's why I use Restorator 2007 it never fails, if you post your images in zip folder here I could make some for you and post them back.

Jerry
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10 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows XP SP3 Professional x86
 
 

Thank you! I added to the zip my current original shell32.dll and the modded shell32.dll containing the image resources. I added a pic of what it's suppose to do, I hope that's all it does. I also added the msstyle I use. I appreciate your help.

I have one somewhat unrelated question, for only x86 OS, which files should I use, the one that goes to system32 or to syswow64? I read that on x64 systems the system32 files are actually the x64 version files.


Attached Files
File Type: rar Adobulated.part1.rar (7.50 MB, 5 views)
File Type: rar Adobulated.part2.rar (7.50 MB, 4 views)
File Type: rar Adobulated.part3.rar (3.47 MB, 5 views)
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11 Mar 2014   #4

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Did you edit any of the UIFILE if so which ones? I need to know because of it looks like the way you labeled it "COMMAND BAR ON BOTTOM" makes me think you did that way I can make up completely new .dlls.

Here is the .msstyles with the clock set to 8.

Jerry


Attached Files
File Type: zip ADOBULATED2.zip (497.7 KB, 1 views)
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11 Mar 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows XP SP3 Professional x86
 
 

Thank you. "COMMAND BAR ON BOTTOM" comes originally from the pack, I didn't edit shell32.dll. What do you refer with UIFILE? .theme, explorerframe.dll, shellstyle.dll?

I edited explorerframe.dll, but only to make line spacing narrower on explorer. And aero shellstyle.dll to remove the command bar all along. I send various files just in case.


Attached Files
File Type: rar No Command Bar.rar (2.90 MB, 5 views)
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12 Mar 2014   #6

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UIFILE are text files in the shell32.dll I was just checking to make sure that you hadn't edited anything there no problem.

Here are the edited shell32.dll I have put them in the folders and labeled them to the folder they belong in.

Some theme makers will label their folders 32-bit and 64-bit and that can be confusing because yes you are right 64-bit will go in the System32 folder the easiest way is to check the file size there will be a different size between the System32 folder in the SysWOW64 folder.

Made one foe 32bit also.

Jerry


Attached Files
File Type: zip System32.zip (5.80 MB, 3 views)
File Type: zip SysWOW64.zip (5.38 MB, 2 views)
File Type: zip System32_32bit.zip (5.38 MB, 3 views)
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12 Mar 2014   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows XP SP3 Professional x86
 
 

Wow, thanks a lot, it even works with IE11. Is that the reason the file version is "6.1.7601.22403" instead of original "6.1.7601.18222"? I don't know how you did it, but it works flawlessly, I hope to use this theme for many years to come. The System32_32bit is for x86 Windows 7, right?

edit: Due to having set Command Bar hidden on Windows 7 I didn't notice but on VM I observed that the Command Bar now moved to the top (or is not modified to be at the bottom in this instance). Also the Command Bar icons are not modified, it's my fault to not have called that.

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13 Mar 2014   #8

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The System32_32bit is for x86 Windows 7, right?
Yes

I will do some checking and try to get that command bar back to the bottom, do you have a picture or can you provide one that shows what the icons should look like I checked the shell32.dll and all the icons look like the default ones.

Jerry
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13 Mar 2014   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows XP SP3 Professional x86
 
 

Yes, it's on the above pic. The readme of the theme says the shell32.dll is used for the blue panels, the view mode icons, the preview icon and the help icon (apart of the command bar repositioning), so it should be somehwere. I reupload without scaling the image. I think it's only those 2 icons, the view modes icons are removed on the mod as you see above (and below), maybe you can confirm looking into the dll too.

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14 Mar 2014   #10

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I looked at the readme in that rar you uploaded and I don't see any mention of a blue button there may be I missing it (that button is in the .msstyles and they are not blue).

Still didn't see any custom icons in their. Do you have a link to this theme?

I also found a guide online on how to move that command bar to the bottom, would you like me to remake all the shell32.dll and post them again?

Jerry
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