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Windows 7: .bat Help.. Is these commands safe?

03 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 Bit
.bat Help.. Is these commands safe?

I just got installed the Luna theme to windows..

But at a bat file it's trying to do that:
ren %windir%\explorer.exe explorer.exe.bak
move /y "Resources\x86\explorer.exe" %windir%
taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe
start %windir%\explorer.exe

Is that safe to replace the explorer.exe with a diffrent explorer.exe?


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03 Jun 2012   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

The bat file command will rename explorer.exe to explorer.exe.bak, copy the new explorer.exe, kill the explorer.exe process, and start a new one. Generally speaking, it is safe to replace explorer.exe if you do it correctly. Not knowing the source of the explorer.exe you want to use, I can't speak to that one specifically. I can suggest you scan the new explorer.exe at Virus Total. Make a system backup in case it doesn't go well, at the very least make a System Restore point before you proceed.

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