Reg : changing the windows looking style

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  1. sree_shan

    sree_shan New Member

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    hi ....
    i want to change the look of windows explorer....
    i.e. the window which will open when i open desktop or my computer or any folder or anything ......
    i hope u understand what i want to do ....
    i hope i can do it by using resource hacker ...

    but plzz tell me how can i do it....

    :) :) :)
     
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    Yeah! U can do this using Resource Hacker ;)

    Just open the current msstyles file in resource hacker and then change the BITMAPs, u want :)

    Remember! u'll hv to give more time on this work! Just look around all the bitmaps and u'll get all kind of bitmaps, like for titlebar, for taskbar, etc.
     
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    thanks vishal .... 4 the reply... ( of course i know that u will reply to this thread .... :) :) :) )
    thanks a lot yaar... but a small doubt remains unclarrified in my mind ..... can u please clarrify it ...

    can u please tell me the filename which i should have to edit exactly ...
    as u mentioned that in ur reply that ...

    "Just open the current msstyles file in resource hacker"

    ..... but i cant catch what files u r talking abt and what files i hav to edit ..... :(
    so can u plz post the filenames which i have to edit using resource hacker .....

    :) :) :)
     
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    if u r using windows xp's default theme that is Windows XP then go to
    "C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\Luna" and the file is luna.msstyles.

    If u r using any other theme and just search for file with extension .msstyles

    N.B:-I just knew where is the file, butI don't know which file to edit and said by VISHAL that it is a msstyles so gave this.

    Thanx Vishal, I going to edit all of my msstyles
     
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    @sourav....
    i think u r rite.... but how can i edit .msstyles files ..... i was unable to open them by using resource hacker ..
    i had tried this already... but as i was unable to edit by resource hacker ... i had posted here....
    is there any other way to edit these files ????
    are there any other files which i have to edit ......
    as vishal said we can edit by using resource hacker ... i hope there are some other files than .msstyles.....
     
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    @piyush
    i had seen that tutorial already...
    and of course that is my starting point of resource hacker....

    but what i want is not thr in the tutorial....
    the tutorial is awesome and it brings interest in eveyone abt resorce hacker....
    thanx a lot to vishal 4 such tutorial....

    but i want to know the solution 4 the above ....
     
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    I never faced any problem in editing .msstyles file in Resource Hacker! :confused:
    Just open Resource Hacker and then open the .msstyles file from the File menu! ;)

    Can u pls tell me what exact error r u getting in RH?

    And thats the only file, which u hv to edit to change the visual style!
     
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