Can you recommend custom themes for Windows 7 that change the look of Windows Explorer?

nrew December 23, 2010
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I’m looking for a theme for Windows 7 that changes the overall look of the Windows Explorer. Something that would change the Start orb, the navigation arrows in the Windows Explorer, and also the min, max, and close buttons, together with the icons.

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  1. Anonymous
    January 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Hi

    Windows 7 Start Button Changer
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Windows-7-Start-Button-Changer.shtml

    First you need UniversalThemePatcher
    http://deepxw.blogspot.com/2008/11/universal-theme-patcher.html

    then themes
    Like Ezlo Port Theme for Windows 7
    http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs51/f/2009/340/b/9/Ezlo_port_to_Windows_7_by_fediaFedia.zip

    -You need to have uxtheme patched to be able to use this.
    -Copy the Ezlo folder and Ezlo.theme file to C:WindowsResourcesThemes
    -double click Ezlo.theme and enjoy!
    -If you want a new start button, replace explorer.exe

    to change the start button or navigation arrows in windows explorer requires some additional work, but MESSING WITH SYSTEM FILES IS NOT FOR NOOBS!!!
    here's what to do:

    1. the goal is to replace some system files with the ones provided with the theme. to do that you need to take ownership of the file you want to change ( in most cases the files are explorer.exe and ExplorerFrame.dll )
    here is what to do:

    for explorer.exe:
    - Make sure you are logged in as an administrator
    - Right click explorer.exe in C:Windows, click properties, go to Security Tab, click Advanced, go to Owners tab, click Edit, in "change owner to" box
    select Username(PCnameUsername), click Apply, then OK, OK, OK,( this should take you back to the Security tab again ). Now click
    Edit, from the "Group or user names" box select Users(PCnameUsers) and check the Full control/Allow check box below. Click Apply,
    Yes, OK, OK.
    - Rename explorer.exe to explorer.exe.old ( this is a backup of the old start button )
    - Copy new explorer.exe to C:Windows
    - Logofflogon

    for ExplorerFrame.dll:
    - the process is the same, file is located at C:WindowsSystem32

    Win7 Style Builder
    http://vistastylebuilder.com/windows7.html

  2. Kkmudgle
    December 29, 2010 at 10:37 am

    if you want to use third party themes for windows 7 then you have to install the patch for it. for 32 bit http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12486736/UxStyle_Core_jul13_bits/UxStyle_Core_Jul13_x86.msi or 64 bit version http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12486736/UxStyle_Core_jul13_bits/UxStyle_Core_Jul13_x64.msi . after you install the patch you can download various third party themes from the http://devianart.com (search on the site for window 7 shell style themes). i have 3 or 4 good themes if you want i will upload and give you the link. mail me