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Windows 7: How do I get the default system files?

07 Jul 2013   #1
armadillo198

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How do I get the default system files?

So I've been installing some visual style themes and now I went back to the original Win 7 Basic theme. All I have to do was replace Explorerframe.dll in System32, I also remember having to replace a file in SYSWOW64 since I'm running Win 7 64-bit. Anyways, I noticed that these buttons are still from my old theme, if anyone could identify what default system file are linked to these buttons and tell me how to get the original ones back and running, thanks a lot.

Picture :



p.s: this isn't in a normal explorer window, it's just when I try to save a picture from the internet or something like that.


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07 Jul 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Set back to a restore point or image to the time prior to installing the theme.
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07 Jul 2013   #3
armadillo198

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It has been a while and I don't have a restore point from back then.
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07 Jul 2013   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Have you tried using the system file checker?

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

See if it repairs those, if not, we have some experts who will be along soon.
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07 Jul 2013   #5
armadillo198

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I did the sfc /scannow in the cmd but it always stays stuck at 38% and it gives me an error telling me it didn't not succeed to fix the files or something like that.
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07 Jul 2013   #6
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Try a repair install, then make sure to have an image and try reinstalling the theme.
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07 Jul 2013   #7
armadillo198

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't have a CD for it but all I really need to need is the name of the .dll file that stands for those buttons I posted in picture above. If I remember correctly, I touched Explorerframe.dll (system 32 and SYSWOW64, but I know this isn't the one) and also maybe shell32.dll. I'm not sure at all
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07 Jul 2013   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by armadillo198 View Post
I don't have a CD for it but all I really need to need is the name of the .dll file that stands for those buttons I posted in picture above. If I remember correctly, I touched Explorerframe.dll (system 32 and SYSWOW64, but I know this isn't the one) and also maybe shell32.dll. I'm not sure at all
It is Explorerframe.dll in both System 32 and SYSWOW64

If you need the DVD there is a link in this tutorial Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you need the Explorerframe.dll you can get it from the .iso or the DVD
Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD

ISO - Disk Image File : Extract to the Desktop

Jerry
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07 Jul 2013   #9
armadillo198

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I believe its the one in SYSWOW64 since I remember replacing the one in system32 with a backup I had. Is there a way to download the Explorerframe.dll form SYSWOW64?
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07 Jul 2013   #10
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

We are not aloud to post unmodified system files on the forum, you will need to do as I posted in post #8

Jerry
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