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  • Explorerframe Patcher by ~ gsw953

    @gsw953 shared this tool with me some time back and with his permission to post here,
    We have the release of a new easy to use patcher that will help out our members who have asked,
    or will ask how to edit their explorerframe.dll to allow for custom images to appear in the Explorer window.


    [ All credit goes to Greg. All I did was make some screens & post the thread. ]

    This easy to use automated installer replaces the 'explorerframe.dll' with one that is patched to allow for images in Explorer's background.
    Many of the newer themes (not all) have been designed to display an extra image in the main Explorer window.
    - No more editing the uifile with Restorator.
    - No more replacing System files with ready made files the manual way.
    - Works on both 32bit, and 64 bit systems.


    The example below is designed to display an extra IMAGE in the Explorer window.

    : : Before Patching : :

    Before_Patching1.jpg

    : : After Patching : :
    After_Patching1.jpg

    1) To enable this extra image to appear, the 'explorerframe patcher by gsw953' will patch your ExplorerFrame.dll
    so that any theme that has an image added in the main Explorer window will work the way the author intended it to.


    2) It is not necessary to remove this patch to use a non imaged theme. It just stays in place and everything works as normal.
    And if you are running a 64bit system it will also patch the ExplorerFrame.dll in the SysWOW64 folder for a total of 2 files.


    2) Also included is a restore.exe so you can revert back to the Windows original explorerframe.dll.
    Instructions are included in the download.


    And sometimes designers incorporate a TEXTURE in the Explorer window instead of an image.

    : : Before Patching : :

    Before_Patching2.jpg

    : : After Patching : :

    After_Patching2.jpg

    ........../ Credits \..........
    Windows 7 theme 'Alice' by ~ gsw953 used in the screen shots.
    Windows 7 theme 'Gray Blue' by ~ gsw953 used in the screen shots.




    NOTE
    If you already ran our ' Theme Xtreme Starter Kit ' you will not need to use this tool.
    The starter kit patches the explorerframe.dll also, so there is no need to run this on top of it.

    NOTE
    These exe's have been tested and seem to be working perfect but remember when
    modifying system files it is always smart to make a Restore Point first!
    And know how to get back to it just in case something goes wrong.
    (Instructions are included in the download about how to create a restore point.)




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    Re: Explorerframe Patcher by ~ gsw953

    thx jack for sharing this tool very usefull and a big thx to greg ... ty guys:imsohappy::imsohappy:


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      Re: Explorerframe Patcher by ~ gsw953

      THXs a lot Jack and Greg, great contribution as usual...
      yayegus.

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      • #4
        Re: Explorerframe Patcher by ~ gsw953

        Thank You! I was wondering how this was done...and dumb question I have Creative Labs Sound garbage, will this kill that?

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        • #5
          Re: Explorerframe Patcher by ~ gsw953

          Originally posted by DaemonCantor View Post
          Thank You! I was wondering how this was done...and dumb question I have Creative Labs Sound garbage, will this kill that?
          The only system file it replaces is the explorerframe.dll
          One file for 32bit users, and one file in 2 folders for 64bit users.
          I do not believe the Creative sounds garbage touches anything remotely close to this DLL, lol..

          Thanks for the comments bud..


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          • #6
            Re: Explorerframe Patcher by ~ gsw953

            Very usefull tool for theme builders, thank you Greg for amazing tool and HammerJack for sharing it!
            If you like theme's & material's from Artist, give them support by reputation!

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            • #7
              Re: Explorerframe Patcher by ~ gsw953

              This patch opens many doors for themebuilders,thanks Greg and Jack.

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              • #8
                Re: Explorerframe Patcher by ~ gsw953

                This is one heck of a application brother, lol i even diddent know you could do that in WSB, is this what you have asked me about before sometime bud?
                Thank you so much for taking part too Greg, and Thank you so much for sharing brothers :)


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                • #9
                  Re: Explorerframe Patcher by ~ gsw953

                  Great tool to include with themes. To avoid conversations like in this thread.

                  http://351837.deviantart.com/art/Rainy-Day-301430527


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                  • #10
                    Re: Explorerframe Patcher by ~ gsw953

                    Thanks a lot for this thread Jack,also thank you very much Greg for your wonderful job.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Explorerframe Patcher by ~ gsw953

                      Thanks Greg and Jack for this excellent tool

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                      • #12
                        Re: Explorerframe Patcher by ~ gsw953

                        thanks Greg end Jack for sharing

                        a question
                        (This tool is also valid on windows 8.1 system?)

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                          Re: Explorerframe Patcher by ~ gsw953

                          thank you bro


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                            Re: Explorerframe Patcher by ~ gsw953

                            Originally posted by Designfjotten View Post
                            lol i even diddent know you could do that in WSB, is this what you have asked me about before sometime bud?
                            Yep, that is what I was talking about awhile back. I have edited the .msstyle once when working on ICS red with Greg, but it has to be done in WSB..


                            Originally posted by Mr351837 View Post
                            Great tool to include with themes. To avoid conversations like in this thread.
                            I looked at that conversation and to me it appears he was saying that TRC would add that extra image but that's not possible. Anyways it sounded like a twisted mess, lol..


                            Originally posted by max68 View Post
                            a question
                            (This tool is also valid on windows 8.1 system?)
                            Good question, thanks for asking. But I do not know for sure.
                            Let me mention @gsw953: and wait till he can get back on the board here. Lately he has had some internet tissues but please be patine and keep checking back here.


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                            • #15
                              Re: Explorerframe Patcher by ~ gsw953

                              Originally posted by max68 View Post
                              a question
                              (This tool is also valid on windows 8.1 system?)
                              No need for such tool if you have patched shellstyle.dll in your theme folder and OldNewExplorer installed.:grin:


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