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Chicken mania

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Hmmmm... I'm trying to get some msstyles theme to function properly. I'm using WinXP btw. First, the msstyles folder was copied into X:\Windows\Themes and the folder contains shell.dll and the msstyles file itself.

Then, I ran uxtheme 6.0 successfully but when I double-clicked on the msstyles, I got some sort of error about "no program associated". I also tried to create a file association:
"Msstyles = Msstyles file" but it now opens with Notepad.

Any idea how I can get msstyles to work again? Things started going kinda wrong when I installed the Nokia Phone Suite which sorta broke quite a few things, most of which I managed to fix.


Thanks! :)

Edited by Chicken mania, 22 October 2009 - 09:04 AM.

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Okay, this problem is still around. So, I unpatched uxtheme.dll and repatched it with uxtheme 6.0

I'm running WinXP Pro with SP3.0. I don't have any system Restore points, btw.

First, I found that msstyles extension was missing in the "File Types" tab under Folder Options. So, I fixed it by creating an association with .msstyles=msstylesfile . Now, the problem is that msstyles is set to open with F:\windows\system32\shell32.dll and no matter how many times I double-click it, nothing happens(that is: Windows XP doesn't change appearance).

Second, .theme can be loaded via Display Properties but the file association also seemed to have disappeared. I managed to associate it with "Windows Theme API" but I get some "F:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\Windows Classic.theme is not a valid Win32" error message.

Anything I can do? I do wish to avoid reinstalling WinXP. Would it be possible to restore the dlls?

Edit: Nvmz, I think I shall repair the system when I've some spare time this weekend. :)

Edited by Chicken mania, 13 November 2009 - 02:43 AM.

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