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Windows 7: Renaming Downloaded Msstyles

10 Jul 2010   #1
CorneliusM

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Renaming Downloaded Msstyles

Hi guys and gals,
I've got a few downloaded msstyle themes for Windows 7, It has been baffling me how to copy one msstyle, edit and use it with a different name.
When I rename the .msstyle and .theme to what I want and apply it, it still goes by the original name. I have to apply a different theme before using the original theme I edited.
I know some of you are experts in this but, I'm not I just got comfortable with changing the aero glass background and I haven't had much time to become acquainted with anything more than that.


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10 Jul 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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10 Jul 2010   #3
woolswell

Server 2008 R2 SP1, Win7 x64 Pro SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CorneliusM View Post
Hi guys and gals,
When I rename the .msstyle and .theme to what I want and apply it, it still goes by the original name. I have to apply a different theme before using the original theme I edited.
I know some of you are experts in this .......
Hi, CorneliusM,
I,m absolutely not an expert ~~~
Did you follow the steps to rename the themes?

Assume that theme be renamed as 'AaeroA':

STEP ONE:
Rename all folders and files of that theme as the following example:
Name:  1.png
Views: 80
Size:  49.0 KB


STEP TWO:
1. Open the original ( take 'full glass vs7 v2' as example ).theme file with notepad,
2. Select Edit >> choose Replace >> then follow image underneath >> when done,
save file as 'AaeroA.theme'.
Name:  2.png
Views: 47
Size:  68.9 KB

Hope it helps,


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11 Jul 2010   #4
CorneliusM

windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by woolswell View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CorneliusM View Post
Hi guys and gals,
When I rename the .msstyle and .theme to what I want and apply it, it still goes by the original name. I have to apply a different theme before using the original theme I edited.
I know some of you are experts in this .......
Hi, CorneliusM,
I,m absolutely not an expert ~~~
Did you follow the steps to rename the themes?

Assume that theme be renamed as 'AaeroA':

STEP ONE:
Rename all folders and files of that theme as the following example:
Attachment 84432


STEP TWO:
1. Open the original ( take 'full glass vs7 v2' as example ).theme file with notepad,
2. Select Edit >> choose Replace >> then follow image underneath >> when done,
save file as 'AaeroA.theme'.
Attachment 84433

Hope it helps,
Cheers for that dude, not tried that before but, I'll give it a go today at some point

EDIT: Is that the Lucid theme you're using?
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12 Jul 2010   #5
CorneliusM

windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by woolswell View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CorneliusM View Post
Hi guys and gals,
When I rename the .msstyle and .theme to what I want and apply it, it still goes by the original name. I have to apply a different theme before using the original theme I edited.
I know some of you are experts in this .......
Hi, CorneliusM,
I,m absolutely not an expert ~~~
Did you follow the steps to rename the themes?

Assume that theme be renamed as 'AaeroA':

STEP ONE:
Rename all folders and files of that theme as the following example:
Attachment 84432


STEP TWO:
1. Open the original ( take 'full glass vs7 v2' as example ).theme file with notepad,
2. Select Edit >> choose Replace >> then follow image underneath >> when done,
save file as 'AaeroA.theme'.
Attachment 84433

Hope it helps,
Hey man thanks for that, I just tried it and it worked a bloody charm now I can create my aero theme by name so it doesn't double up in the Personalization cheers!!!
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12 Jul 2010   #6
woolswell

Server 2008 R2 SP1, Win7 x64 Pro SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CorneliusM

Hey man thanks for that, I just tried it and it worked a bloody charm now I can create my aero theme by name so it doesn't double up in the Personalization cheers!!!
Glad to learn that you got it solved!
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13 Jul 2010   #7
CorneliusM

windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by woolswell View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CorneliusM

Hey man thanks for that, I just tried it and it worked a bloody charm now I can create my aero theme by name so it doesn't double up in the Personalization cheers!!!
Glad to learn that you got it solved!
Cheers, It's been a big help I've seen some say to just edit the folders and msstyles themselves but what you said has helped me big time especially when editing someone else's theme, so I can rename it and users get a choice rather than an overwritten copy
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13 Jul 2010   #8
CorneliusM

windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by woolswell View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CorneliusM

Hey man thanks for that, I just tried it and it worked a bloody charm now I can create my aero theme by name so it doesn't double up in the Personalization cheers!!!
Glad to learn that you got it solved!
This is what I wanted to create Victorian Aero by ~CorneliusMc on deviantART based on the Lucid theme on Deviantart


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