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Windows 7: Can't replace shell32.dll

01 Feb 2010   #1
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9901 x64
 
 
Can't replace shell32.dll

OK, so I've taken ownership of the file and renamed it to Shell32.dll.bak. When I go to drag the new shell32.dll into the System32 folder, it asks me to overwrite shell32.dll, and then tells me that I can't. Am I missing something here?


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01 Feb 2010   #2
Guntmeister

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

See this thread to enable administrator account.

Log onto administrator account and try to overwrite from there. Not positive it will work but worth a try.
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01 Feb 2010   #3
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
OK, so I've taken ownership of the file and renamed it to Shell32.dll.bak. When I go to drag the new shell32.dll into the System32 folder, it asks me to overwrite shell32.dll, and then tells me that I can't. Am I missing something here?
If I'm not wrong according to the Article in order to applying the Custom theme they recommned to Take Ownership for the whole Windows Folder

Good Luck,
Captain
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01 Feb 2010   #4
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9901 x64
 
 

Well, I got it to work. I took ownership of the entire Windows folder, and then tried to replace it, and it still said no. I use TeraCopy as my main file copier, but when I turned if off, it worked.

Thanks for the help guys!
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01 Feb 2010   #5
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Well, I got it to work. I took ownership of the entire Windows folder, and then tried to replace it, and it still said no. I use TeraCopy as my main file copier, but when I turned if off, it worked.

Thanks for the help guys!
Glad that you got it working

- Captain
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