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XP Service Pack Creates Back-Up of Shell32.dll Upon Installation

prinsipe

Not Too eXPerienced
#1
Did your edited system icons (folder icons, drive icons, etc.)changed back to their default icon upon installation of the service pack? mine did too, its because the intallation created a back-up copy of the "shell32.dll in this path "C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386". that's why even if you replace the shell32.dll from "windows\system32 folder" or delete the other back-up from "windows\system32\dllcache folder" the icons would still be the default icons.

Solution: "Replace the shell32.dll file" the one that is found at this path - "C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386" and delete the other two under "system32" and "system32\dllcache".

Restart your computer, ahhh there it is! the good old days are back!


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mavis

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great! thanks for the heads up, I haven't actually installed the SP1 because I'm not even using WinXP atm (which is why I haven't been terribly active on the boards this summer), long story but I should be back up and running in the next few weeks.

Anyway, thanks again!!

mavis
 

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