Stopping Windows Protection

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Hipster Doofus, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    OK i'm trying to hack a file which I am having trouble doing. Everytime I hack it & then replace it in windows the system straight away with no option to stop it put the original back. How can I stop windows from protecting files?
     
  2. Burpster

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    changing it to read only has worked for me in the past
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    No go. I think I'm doing it right. I'm using reshacker & save/save as. When I replace the file I end up with the changes being restored & also another file created called sysdm.cpl_original along with sysdm.cpl.
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    That'll be right. :rolleyes: I was trying to change the original file not a copy. Once I used the copy & then replaced the original all was well. :) Thanx.
     
  5. zalood

    zalood OSNN Addict

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    Found this on my hard disk which I'm sure I saved it from this forum, assuming you are hacking Explorer.exe:

    With SP1 and System Restore on, you might also find the file in the following folders:
    %systemroot%/LastGood/system32 and
    %systemroot%/ServicePckFiles/i386
     
  6. zalood

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    Oops . . a bit late.
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Nope not too late zalood. I'm trying to hack the sysdm.cpl file you taked about in the system properties thread. On the copy of that file I have made the changes I want. When I replace it in system32 if I open it straight away it is changed. If I close it then open it again it is back to original. Very frustrating.
    Oh & btw I didn't have that tweak for file protection. Must go see what is what. I don't have any of those other folders but might try a search & see what comes up.
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I edited the hidden xml file to exclude the one I'm trying to change. Same result. :(
     
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    At last. Finally got it. The dllcache was hidden also. The file was also in there. DOH!