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Windows 7: Delete custom themes

08 May 2010   #1
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 
Delete custom themes

Just wondering if anyone can help?

I am having some problems deleting custom themes from my theme folder. Right clicking in the personalize screen does not bring up the option and if I try to manually delete the folder I get a message saying the file is in use.

Thanks all :)


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08 May 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try Unlocker
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08 May 2010   #3
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

Excellent thanks :)
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08 May 2010   #4
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

Just downloaded it and Microsoft Security Essentials picked up a trojan in Unlocker
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08 May 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by burtie View Post
Just downloaded it and Microsoft Security Essentials picked up a trojan in Unlocker
Hmm, that's something new. The trojan must have been trailing the download. That happened to me the other day on a completely benign download too. Try this site (Filehippo) which is completely secure.

PS: Could have been a false positive too. MSE is not as good as some people suggest - at least in my experience after running it for a while on 3 systems.
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08 May 2010   #6
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

Don't know if it's what you mean, but I found the "trick" to deleting themes is to use the arrow keys to move the focus rectangle to non-active themes, and then press the delete key to delete them.
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08 May 2010   #7
rerice

windows 7 RTM
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials detects a " virus " because Unlocker has an option
to install a shortcut to Ebay. This option can be unchecked during the
installation of Unlocker and is harmless.

I have set MSE to ignore this False Positive and have been using Unlocker for
several years without any problems.

It works great and I highly recommend it.

Richard
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08 May 2010   #8
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

This is where a dock comes in handy.
Open Task Manager and kill explorer.exe
Leave Task Manager open!
Use the dock to navigate to the Themes Folder and delete the unwanted theme.
Kill explorer.exe in Task Manager
Restart explorer.exe
Too easy!
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09 May 2010   #9
sergiogarcia9

 

Okay, here is what you do.
First off, switch to another theme, so the one you wanna delete is not in use.
Then open taskmanager and kill the explorer.exe process, and start it again.
Now go to C:/Windows/Resources/Themes
In there find the folder and .theme named the same as the theme you wanna delete, and just delete them.
Now it's gone :)
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09 May 2010   #10
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

It works thanks for your help :)
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