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Windows 7: Nothing happen after change shell32.dll and explorerframe.dll?

16 Oct 2012   #11
Bongo

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If you are changing the system files properly and you are changing them in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 then I'm not sure what's going on it should work.

Maybe you need to do a Repair Install and then try again.

Sorry but I am out of ideas
Jerry


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16 Oct 2012   #12
Liuxiaofei

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
If you are changing the system files properly and you are changing them in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 then I'm not sure what's going on it should work.

Maybe you need to do a Repair Install and then try again.

Sorry but I am out of ideas
Jerry
See one of my desktop screenshots on deviantART:



With W7P64SP1, I couldn't made it as in that screenshot. Very strange.
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17 Oct 2012   #13
Bongo

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Did you ever do the sfc /scannow?

Did you ever tried the Repair Install?

What is your DPI setting at DPI Display Size Settings - Change small, medium or large?

Jerry
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18 Oct 2012   #14
Liuxiaofei

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Did you ever do the sfc /scannow?

Did you ever tried the Repair Install?

What is your DPI setting at DPI Display Size Settings - Change small, medium or large?

Jerry
I have tried all. Even I have just re-install Windows 7 Professional 64bit without updates and the new error appear at startup:
"explorer.exe Application error: The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application."

One moretime, I had to use Hiren's Boot Disc again. So sad!!!
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18 Oct 2012   #15
Liuxiaofei

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Hololololololo! I have found what the heck caused this problem! The Take Ownership Option that I used is bad stuff of kAtz93 on dA. It caused all the troubles. For anyone who has the same problem with me, go here;Take Ownership Shortcut to get the best stuff!

Problem was SOLVED!
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18 Oct 2012   #16
Bongo

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That good to hear, if you would have done what I posted in post #9 you would of had it done then.
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To properly change a system file you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information
Jerry
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11 Nov 2012   #17
adi518

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Just found this thread because I'm having the same problem. Actually I never got explorerframe.dll replacement files to work so I want to tackle this once and for good.

I used a "Taker Ownership" reg file from deviantart but I removed it and tried the one originally suggested on these forums and STILL it won't work. Those explorerframe files belong to a theme I'm trying to apply. Without these files working the theme looks incomplete.

Edit: Looks like it works but not entirely. The icons are still the default windows icons.
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11 Nov 2012   #18
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adi518 View Post
Just found this thread because I'm having the same problem. Actually I never got explorerframe.dll replacement files to work so I want to tackle this once and for good.

I used a "Taker Ownership" reg file from deviantart but I removed it and tried the one originally suggested on these forums and STILL it won't work. Those explorerframe files belong to a theme I'm trying to apply. Without these files working the theme looks incomplete.

Edit: Looks like it works but not entirely. The icons are still the default windows icons.
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Post a link to the theme and I will look at it.

Are you using 32 bit or 64 bit Windows 7?

Jerry
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11 Nov 2012   #19
adi518

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I'm using 64 bit.

This is the theme: Lucido by =kiko11 on deviantART

I might be wrong. I think that explorerframe.dll did work after all. I thought its suppose to change the icons as well but it only does that for the navigation buttons and it was just revealed to me that I need Iconpacker to change to those grey icons.
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12 Nov 2012   #20
adi518

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hey, I just noticed a problem that I already encountered before when trying to replace explorerframe.dlls. It seems that the "favorites" are gone from the "file browse" window. Every time I have such window, the left pane is missing all these very important items so I can't access the desktop easily for saving a file.
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