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Windows 7: possible to change list item height/spacing?

01 Jan 2010   #11
smeghead

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I noticed that for some reason my edited version is 1.42 Mb, but the original is 1.77 - something not quite right there perhaps? I'm using 3.4.0.79, the latest version according to the official website, and yes, I am using 64-bit Windows 7.

Something odd going on?


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01 Jan 2010   #12
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

AFAIK your reshacker version has no 64-bit support, that's probably the problem. You have to download the latest 3.5 from the author's own web page. angusj.com/resourcehacker
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01 Jan 2010   #13
smeghead

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I tried the 64 bit version, but the file is still significantly smaller when I save it. Needless to say, it didn't work when I replaced the .dll. Can't really think why. Any help would be great, as I'd love to restore the spacing, but at the moment, it's causing me headaches aplenty.
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01 Jan 2010   #14
hanzith

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

smeghead, i remember my first time saving the file it ended up being 1.42mb (or something close to that) too, but good thing i noticed so i didn't copy it over. so i edited the file again and it saved out as 1.77 and everything was fine.

i haven't been able to recreate a 1.42mb file, though, so i'm not sure what caused it. i basically ignored it since it only happened once to me and everything was ok afterwards. you can try another resource editor, but the other ones i tried had no "find" command so it was a pain to find the entries i wanted to edit and i gave up.
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02 Jan 2010   #15
smeghead

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

All sorted now, thanks to Tweaker!
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11 Feb 2010   #16
Nooton

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 
Still getting 1.42 MB

Even with Resource Hacker 3.5.2.84, I still get a 1.42 MB output file. I am running on a 64 system.

So, what other tool is there that you'd recommend?

Could someone just upload a ExplorerShell.dll that has already been hacked? That would be easier anyway.
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11 Feb 2010   #17
smeghead

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Nooton, I've since read that if you use "Save As" then the file is saved as a 32-bit file (hence the filesize being smaller), but if you use "Save" then the latest version should save it as a 64-bit file. I've not tried it myself, but it might be the fix you need...
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11 Feb 2010   #18
Nooton

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

That does indeed fix the ResHacker issue. Essential tip! I guess that's why they call it beta.

This does work for me, sort of. I do get new XP-style spacing in my 32 bit virtual tester. But in the 64 bit daily driver, making those changes, first testing after just the System32\ExplorerFrame.dll and then with both that and SysWOW64\ExplorerFrame.dll as well, it so far has not worked.

Hmmm....I'll keep thinking. Surely the answer will come at 3:30 tomorrow morning and I won't be able to sleep until it is done. Any ideas?

One tip, if you have mangled your ExplorerFrame.dll so that Explorer.exe won't run when you first log in, no worries. Do control/alt/delete and go into Task Manager. Click on new task and do cmd. Then use DOS to move your backup back over the top of your bad file. Then back in Task Manager, click on new task and do explorer, and your desktop will launch underneath you.
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12 Feb 2010   #19
Nooton

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

Okay, It is working. I was confusing my List view (which I never use) with my details view (which I always use). It is all working now. Thanks to you above.
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16 Mar 2010   #20
vitus

win7
 
 

hey guys please help me!!!
i tried everything you wrote... now my pc doesnt start anymore
i tried to replace the explorerframe.dll with "originals" i found on the net..didnt work
my os is windows 7 64bit, could anyone pleeeeeeeeeaaasseeeee send me the small- line spacing modified dll???
please please please dont know what to do ...
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