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Windows 7: Edit Folder Windows Colors - Custom Win7 Themes

26 Aug 2013   #1
ang31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Edit Folder Windows Colors - Custom Win7 Themes

Hey,

Im new here and i just started with customs themes for windows 7, ive been looking at other threads but i really dont know what to do.

I have this theme I really like but there is this just one thing I would like to change. I would like to change (the blue and black theme) the background of the folder windows from white to black including the side panel and the text from black to white the same way the red theme is. I think it should be simple but I have no idea on how to just change that, If someone could help me please ..

the links for the themes are
Windows 7 Theme - Spirit Red - YouTube RED
Windows 7 Theme - Spirit Light - YouTube Blue
thanks..




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27 Aug 2013   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

You have two choices one is to ask the theme maker to make the changes or purchase Ave's Windows7 Style Builder and then you can change them yourself, I could do for you but it's not cool to change someone else's work.

If you purchase Windows style builder I can help you with the locations on how to change that.

Jerry
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27 Aug 2013   #3
ang31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thats cool i understand, I was able to get the Ave's Windows7 Style Builder so if you could show me how do it myself it would be of great help
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27 Aug 2013   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

First thing to do is make sure you are not using the theme you want to customize switch to the default aero theme and then log off and log on and then go ahead and start up Windows style builder.

After you've opened up window style builder click on the Open button in the next window click on Open an existing visual style based on a custom style, then navigate to the custom themes .msstyles and click on open.
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Then navigate to the three locations I have highlighted in the screenshots below and click on the color and the color window will open up for you to change the colors.
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When done Click on the save button and then navigate to where you got the .msstyles and click on the save button, Then the window will open up saying Your msstyle was successfully compiled. Do you want to use this visual style now? Click on no.
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You can use the test button also to test.
Then you can go ahead and start the visual style from Personalization.

Jerry


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