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Windows 7: Windows Explorer: Back/Forward Button and Library Icon

19 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
Windows Explorer: Back/Forward Button and Library Icon

How to modify these items? or just reset it to default?

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19 Apr 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

If you've modified your theme files you should have made backup copies of them. Replace the modified files with the backups either through the application you used to install the theme or manually.

You can reset default folder icons through this process:

Access the icon modification dialog by right-clicking on your desktop and pressing "Personalize," then click on "Change Desktop Icons" from the pane on the left.

Select the 7 icon for which you wish to restore the default, then press the "Restore Default" button.

Press "Apply" then "OK" to save your changes and exit.
Restoring Default Folder Icons

Right-click on the folder you wish to restore the default icon for and press "Properties" from the context menu.

Open the "Customize" tab and click on the "Change Icon" button to access the icon-modification tool.

Press "Restore Defaults" to reset the icon to 7's default selection, then press "Apply" and "OK" to save your changes and exit.
How to change library icons:
Libraries Icons - Change
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19 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7

the library icon only... not the desktop icons... and "Libraries" folder not the "Document Library" nor "Picture Library" or whatsoever...

actually my lil bro installed a theme, and the theme changed everything to black.. but i cant restore the back/forward button and the "Libraries" folder icon...
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20 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

There is a file (can't remember what it's called, will look) that handles these. It's a separate file from the theme, hidden in the system files, and it almost killed my laptop when I messed with it. Your little brother is very lucky he didn't destroy your system.

Anyway, you'll have to find this file and replace the current one with the new one in order to get it to work.

Next time your little brother messes with system files, tell him to make backups. Or to not mess with system files at all. That would be much better.
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21 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7

dont you have any guess what is that file???
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22 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

I think it's explorerframe.dll, but that's just a guess.
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22 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Its explorerframe.dll, located in Windows/System32. To fix it, make sure there is a backup explorerframe.dll, should be called explorerframe backup.dll or something in the same location. If its there, then delete explorerframe.dll, and rename the backup to just explorerframe.dll, and restart explorer.exe or the computer.
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23 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7

thanks to you all... all i need now to give it a try, but i need to find some friends who have windows 7. cuz most of the PCs here in the phil is still migrating to vista, not to 7... isnt disturbing?? hahah
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