TUTORIAL: How to enable "VIEW" Menu on Desktop !

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  1. Vishal Gupta

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    This tutorial will help you in enabling View menu on Desktop under Windows XP:

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    How to enable VIEW Menu on Desktop in Windows XP

    1. Open %windir%\System32\Shell32.dll file in Resource Hacker.

    2. Goto: Menu -> 215 -> 1033.

    3. In right-side pane, replace the line saying:

    Code:
    POPUP "&View", 28674, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0

    to:


    Code:
    POPUP "&View", 0, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0
    i.e., you have to only change the ID 28674 to 0. It can also be done by deleting the text after "&View" and after compilation resource hacker will automatically add the remaining part.

    4. Now click on Compile Script button and save the file.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2008
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    kool man...thx
     
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    Thnx man....
    But one prob the Views button gets deactivated after that.
     
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    Vishal Gupta

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    Yeah!
    Me too checked it.
    I thought that it was due to some other hacks, I made. :D
     
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    Great man!
     
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    Excellent work this has to be admired a lot of times
     
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    Hey Vishal,
    Have you drank every drop of these Shell32.dll and other
    such files, that u know every nook and corner of it?

    Great man, Great.


    One ques. to ask you:
    How many times have you replaced ur shell32.dll file till now?
     
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    Vishal Gupta

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    lol, thnx a lot buddy for ur appreciations :D
    As I hv already said many times, playing with resource hacker and registry are my favorite timepasses ;)
    So many times, playing with them gives such interesting results :)
     
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    u r gen[​IMG]s
     
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    Cool!!

    One question: what does the no 28674 signify and how does changing it to 0 enable the view option?
     
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    thanks man.........
    Great Doing!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    screenshots please
     
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    Vishal Gupta

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    @blackpearl
    The ID is hardcoded in the windows shell and it was programmed in such way that windows will not show "View" option on desktop, and changing it to 0 removes the restriction and windows is unable to hide this option on desktop :D

    @shankar_ganesh
    Here u go buddy: :D

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    First Post also edited to add the screenshot...
     
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    Thanx Vishal.I haven't got words to describe your computing Knowledge.
     
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    @vishal:
    thanx for the screenshot.
    but i hv a problem: i am unable to save the file. reshack says: "cannot create file: c:\windows\system32\shell32.dll"
    any solutions
     
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    save the file with the same name and place it somewhere else(preferabally desktop) then replace the original one withthe saved one.
     
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    Vishal Gupta

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    @kirtan
    thnx buddy :)

    @shankar_ganesh
    Its happening bcoz of WFP service, either disable it using WFP patcher or just save the file at some other location and use Replacer to replace original file with ur hacked one ;)
     
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    vishal i applied the vista VG on computer it work but when i restart my computer the theme is disable and 1 more thing when i open the display properties>>appearances there is no preview of theme.
     
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