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

16 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 
Nothing happen after change shell32.dll and explorerframe.dll?

Hi all, I'm a newbie of 7F. I have a question and need your help!

I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64bit and there is a problem after Windows updating to SP1.

Nothing happen, more exactly, navigation buttons, preview pane in Control Panel and system icons did not changed after replaced explorer.dll, shell32.dll in C:\Windows\System32&SysWOW64.





Even, I don't remember how did I replaced them, some times, Windows got trouble with explorer.exe at startup and I had to used Hiren's Boot Disc to changed them to original.

I have not got these troubles with Windows Ultimeta 32bit in another laptop of mine, and Windows 7 Pro 64bit, too. Only W7P64SP1 is bad.

The same case happened with SndVolSSo.dll, pnidui.dll, ActionCenter.exe. I really don't understand why I replaced them but the icons, images still be original. Where is location that Windows get resouce images, isons to shows??? It even is more difficult to understand than Advanced Relativity Theory.

Please help me if you know how to fix this. Thank so much!

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16 Oct 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Did these system files come with the theme you are using? If so post a link to the theme you are using so I can look at the files.

Sometimes after a update Windows will replace some of the system files and you lose your custom system files so you need to update the new ones.

Jerry
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16 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
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Did these system files come with the theme you are using? If so post a link to the theme you are using so I can look at the files.

Sometimes after a update Windows will replace some of the system files and you lose your custom system files so you need to update the new ones.

Jerry
I got/made resource images, icons and used Restorator 2009/ ResHacker to modified those files. Theme that I using is based on Placebo by Solmier on deviantART, I changed some things. After Windows Updates, I use those software to modify one more time and nothing happen as in original Windows.
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16 Oct 2012   #4

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Did you edit the .dlls in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64?

Try this Icon Cache - Rebuild and see if the icons show up.

If you can zip up the .dlls and upload them to something like Free Cloud Storage - MediaFire and post the links here and I will look at them.

Jerry
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16 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Did you edit the .dlls in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64? - Yes.

Try this Icon Cache - Rebuild and see if the icons show up. - I have tried.

If you can zip up the .dlls and upload them to something like Free Cloud Storage - MediaFire and post the links here and I will look at them. - Desktop.rar
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16 Oct 2012   #6

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I just did some testing and your images seem okay( I use your images not the .dlls)
Try doing Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it will not harm any data or programs you have installed it will try to find and repair any corrupt system files that you have. It will change any .dll you have changed back to the default.
Then I would try making the .dlls again and see what happens.

Have you used the same .dlls on a different computer?
If so did they work?

Jerry
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16 Oct 2012   #7

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I just did some more testing I used your images and my .dlls for 32 bit using VMware and they work perfectly fine except for one thing in the Explorerframe.dll you need to also change bitmap image #581
If you would like me to make up some .dlls for 64-bit using your images let me know.

Jerry
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16 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I have tried your guide but one more time, nothing happen. They still be original. Where does Windows get resource images/icons to views? I changed. It's impossible to understand.

By the way, thank you so much for help!
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16 Oct 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Maybe you are not changing the .dll right.
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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16 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I have changed system files in other OS I known the way to change them. Take Ownership, nename to ... backup and copy new files to their location. I did it step by step but nothing happen.
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