ok so i got this shell

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by yiannit, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. yiannit

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    i just downloaded a gnome shell32.dll how do i install it?
     
  2. sboulema

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    go in safe-mode and replace the shell32.dll you are using with the one you downloaded and reboot. voila all the icons are changed....
     
  3. yiannit

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    i did it through command prompt the icons werent changed, am i supposed to put the icons in a certain folder? like in the the system32 folder?
     
  4. yoyo

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    And how would you tell Windows that there a icons in a folder in System32? You can indeed. Most icons can be changed through registry settings.

    If you decide to do it by replacing shell32.dll, first make sure that you really have changed the file. Windows File Protection may have changed it back again to the original. You have to rename the backup copy in Windows\system32\dllcache or Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 first.

    In case you have the desired new shell32.dll in place and the icons still don't change refreshing the icon cache may help. Either use TweakUI's icon repair function or delete the IconCache.db file in C:\Documents and Settings\ Local Settings \username \Application Data. It will be recreated.
     
  5. yiannit

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    i dont have dllcache folder nor the servicepack one
     
  6. yoyo

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    dllcache is a hidden folder. Do you have show hidden files enabled in folder options?
     
  7. yiannit

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    nope dont have it (
     
  8. yoyo

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    Unless you did not remove it, it must be there. Paste this %SystemRoot%\system32\dllcache in the run dialogue and hit enter.
    If the folder really isn't there, the problem with your not changing icons must have other reasons. Windows file protection can't retrieve a backup copy if there isn't one.

    Did you use any icon changing programs in the past that may have changed the registry settings? Do you now have the default Windows icons?
     
  9. yiannit

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    i used e-icon to change them
    it couldn't find the directory either
     
  10. yoyo

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    So you probably did replace the shell32.dll, but it just sits there and is doing nothing because e-icons changed the registry settings. Guess you will have to restore the default Windows settings in e-icons first.
     
  11. yiannit

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    after trying to copy the shell file, it says it cannot because its being used by a different user or program, same thing happens in safe mode or cmd prompt