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Windows 7: Need help with explorer.exe

29 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Need help with explorer.exe

First of all I need to say hi and thanks for reading my topic.

My problem is that I'm not a fanatic of Windows 7 Tweaking, I usually leave it as it is, but today I saw a nice theme and I liked it, so I decided to install it.
It had also system files replacement(explorer.exe, explorerframe.dll).

I accidentally deleted explorer.exe, and I couldn't find it neither in Junk, neither in the theme folder. I already had downloaded a theme long time ago, and I took the explorer.exe and explorerframe.dll from it and moved them to their places.

Now my question is; Will this replacement do something? I replaced other explorer.exe and explorerframe.dll

Thanks for reading,

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29 Dec 2010   #2
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Run sfc /scannow in elevated Command Prompt. That might fix it.
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29 Dec 2010   #3


will definatly change things, not sure if you'll be able to see said changes however.

I would restore to the point before you installed the theme and try it again. You can also copy explorer from installation or backup disk.
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