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Windows 7: Restore win 7 default themes after messing with system 32 folder

07 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Restore win 7 default themes after messing with system 32 folder

I accidentally moved a folder in the system 32 folder with the mouse while trying to change the icon of a shortcut. Then, when I switched on the computer the next day I lost all themes. I don't know which folder I moved but here's a screenshot:

Thanks in advance.

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07 Sep 2012   #2

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

Did you try doing a system restore to a date prior to this happening?
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08 Sep 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums Alastor. Are you caertain it was the System32 folder? Themes are located in the C:\windows\Resources folder. Do you still show that folder in windows? A Guy
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12 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


The themes getting disabled seems to be quite the bug!
I had it just now - I found it was because I had a buggy version of Norton.
Uninstalled it.

Start-> Run->(type) services.msc
Click on themes
Manually stop and start

And my themes were restored.

Although the cause of your problem seems to be diff - this is worth trying.

I tried double clicking Themes in Services and setting
Recovery tab ->First Failure (dropdown) : Restart the service
General tab -> Startup type (dropdown) : Automatic
But that didnt work.
Manual restart of the service did.

All I'm saying is - its worth trying
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