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Windows 7: How to remove the new explorerframe.dll file and reactivate the old?

24 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7: Home Premium ~64-Bit~
How to remove the new explorerframe.dll file and reactivate the old?

I followed proper procedures of replacing the "ExplorerFrame.dll" files in the System32 and SysWOW64 directories, and if I wanted to get rid of the new file I just used and make the old one work again, could I do this?

1. Take ownership of the new dll file and rename it with the file extension of .BAK
2. Delete the new explorerframe.bak.dll
3. Rename the old explorer frame file from "ExplorerFrame.BAK.dll" to "ExplorerFrame.dll"
4. Restore ownership to the original source, which was "TrustedInstaller."

^^ Would that allow me to get my old dll file working again since I want the new one I replaced it with removed?

Or would a simple system restore point fix that, because I have a restore point before I replaced the original dll file with the new one?

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25 Jul 2014   #2

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You have to edit the explorerframe.dll once again and apply it again.

If you cannot do it, or if you dont have teh necessary files with you, or if teh previous one was windows default, run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

It is supposed to change all the customizations you have applied. Then Do the needed customizations again.

The easiest way to switch between themes and customizations is to use Theme Manager v5 'RC 6' by bickelk on deviantART
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