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war

Not working. :(

[22 Oct 2004, 21:06:20]

"C:\Reshacker\ResHacker.exe" - script explorerscript.txt

Error: invalid command

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Advance

Dont use the quotations. My bad ;l

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war

That is. Just like this in run:

C:\Reshacker\ResHacker.exe - script explorerscript.txt

Dont use the quotations.  My bad ;l

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so is there a performance gain at all?

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You must be ****ting me, I wrote the script, and forgot to save the new version, don't use it yet. I am a retard, but the way to run scripts, make sure you have all the files in the right folders like I put above:

c:/reshacker/reshacker.exe -script explorerscript.txt

That will work.

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I am having trouble with it, I don't know what is wrong. Sorry about the delay. I am going to sleep, will fix tomorrow.

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OK, since I cant edit the old one, this is the new script

c:/reshacker/reshacker.exe -script explorerscript.txt

to run it

//explorer bitmap & icon delete script for ResHacker created by Advance  ||
// ///////////////////////// HOW IT WORKS////////////////////////////    ||
//                   ||
//Each line you see below will edit the file ( explorer.exe )            ||
//                   ||
//The commands are simple:                                               ||
//"-delete" - means you will be deleting the file in question            ||
//"bitmap" - means the object being deleted in the file is a bitmap   ||
//"icon" - means the object being deleted in the file is an icon       ||
//the numbers behind it mean what is going to be deleted     ||
// "//" makes the rest of the line           ||
//                   ||
//Every bitmap and icon in the file ( explorer.exe ) is included here.  ||
//                   ||
//The ones that will not be deleted were made into comments.    ||
//comment -> command - delete the "//" marks before the command line.  ||
//command -> comment - in the begining of the line, add "//" in the line ||
//ie: "-delete bitmap,144," to "//-delete bitmap,144,"     ||
//   "//-delete bitmap,143," to "-delete bitmap,143,"     ||
//                   ||
//                   ||
// ///////////////////////// HOW TO RUN IT ////////////////////////////    ||
//This is simple, it all depends on where the ResHacker program is located  ||
//I suggest moving ResHacker to your hard drive, it makes it eaiser.  ||
//So, now you have your ResHacker folder in your c: drive, you want to copy ||
//( explorer.exe ) into that folder.  Also, save this script the RH folder  ||
//and name it ( explorerscript.txt )          ||
//Open your start menu and click run.  Type in:        ||
//"c:/Reshacker/ResHacker.exe - script explorerscript.txt" and hit enter ||
//Navigate to your c:/ResHacker folder and you a ( explorer.log ), and a ||
//file called ( explorernew.exe ).  That is your new file.  If you got an  ||
//error, check the log and modify the script accordingly.     ||
//Use replacer or taskmanager to kill ( explorer.exe ), delete it,   ||
//and replace it.               ||
//                   ||
//That should be all.  If you have any questions, contact me on AIM at      ||
//"a11dian" or email me at "mattalldian@gmail.com"       ||



[FILENAMES]
Exe= explorer.exe
SaveAs= explorernew.exe
Log= explorer.log

[COMMANDS]
//-delete bitmap,143,
  -delete   bitmap,145,
  -delete   bitmap,146,
  -delete   bitmap,147,
-delete bitmap,148,
-delete bitmap,149,
-delete bitmap,150,
-delete bitmap,151,
-delete bitmap,152,
-delete bitmap,153,
-delete bitmap,162,
-delete bitmap,163,
-delete bitmap,164,
-delete bitmap,165,
-delete bitmap,166,
-delete bitmap,167,
-delete bitmap,170,
-delete bitmap,171,
//-delete bitmap,172,
//-delete bitmap,173,
//-delete bitmap,174,
//-delete bitmap,175,
-delete bitmap,176,
-delete bitmap,178,
-delete bitmap,179,
-delete bitmap,180,
-delete bitmap,181,
-delete bitmap,182,
-delete bitmap,183,
-delete bitmap,7010,
-delete bitmap,7011,
-delete icongroup,100,
-delete icongroup,101,
-delete icongroup,102,
-delete icongroup,103,
-delete icongroup,104,
-delete icongroup,107,
-delete icongroup,108,
-delete icongroup,109,
-delete icongroup,110,
-delete icongroup,111,
-delete icongroup,205,
-delete icongroup,252,
-delete icongroup,253,
-delete icongroup,254,
-delete icongroup,256,
-delete icongroup,257,

// Script <c> advance 2004             ||
//If you have any questions, contact me on AIM at                           ||
//"a11dian" or email me at "mattalldian@gmail.com"       ||

explorerscript.txt

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PyX

Still doesn't work :(

Oh wait, I was being dumb.

"E:\Ressource Hacker\ResHacker.exe" -script ModdedExplorer.txt

That one worked. I just had to remove the space between the - and script.

No screenshot needed IMO, since this looks exactly like the original explorer.exe. I noticed visual change, except that it is faster.

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kars85

how do you replace explorer.exe? the minute i terminate it from taskmanager, i get a BLANK screen.

is there anyway i could simply rename the original to explorerold.exe incase i wanted to revert my changes instead of deleting it?

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how do you replace explorer.exe? the minute i terminate it from taskmanager, i get a BLANK screen.

is there anyway i could simply rename the original to explorerold.exe incase i wanted to revert my changes instead of deleting it?

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Boot into Safe Mode With Command Prompt by pressing F8 on startup.

Log on as administrator and enter your password. When the command prompt comes up, make sure you're in the right directory by typing "cd c:\windows" (without the quotes). Now type "copy c:\windows\newexplorer.exe c:\windows\explorer.exe". Type "Y" to overwrite the existing file, then restart your system by typing "shutdown -r".

And done.

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jymi

use a little app called replacer, sorry no link

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Pestul
so is there a performance gain at all?

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Interested as well..

Athlon XP @2460MHz w/768mb. <-- probably won't notice anything, will I?

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Kill it with taskmanager, then click then find New... Run (I would be more specefic, but I hacked that menu). Then type in explorer and hit enter.

Or use replacer:

http://www3.telus.net/_/replacer/

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how do you replace explorer.exe? the minute i terminate it from taskmanager, i get a BLANK screen.

is there anyway i could simply rename the original to explorerold.exe incase i wanted to revert my changes instead of deleting it?

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Yes, go to c:/windows, find explorer.exe, rename it, then put the new one in. If you replace it, you will get a explorer.backup. If you ResHack it without a script, ou get a explorer_orignal.exe.

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so is there a performance gain at all?

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nice guide :) Yes it brings down the RAM usage (about 1/3 :woot: )

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I guess so, and you are making explorer about 1/5th of the size.

Soon to start a shell32.dll hacking guide.

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Would you also like to see a guide on ResHacker, and how to use it?

Might be good for "New comers."

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kars85

i guess i'm somewhat stupid...so do I need to kill the explorer.exe original file every reboot? b/c i don't think windows will use the file name explorernew.exe. ;) ;)

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Haha, kill explorer, delete the old one, explorernew.exe in, rename it to explorer.exe and your good.

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kars85

cool bro....thanks

P.S. reason i'm so worried is i'm very wary on messing with VERY important system files

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kars85

after doing some looking around...is the My Computer icon supposed to look like that?

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As you deleted all the old icons, most of the icons will revert to that, you can change that in a few ways, adding a resource, or using IconPhile or similar.

When I said you have to know what you want to keep if you use the script, I meant it. The script, while the easy way out, can cause undeirisale effects. You should also be able to change that icon in the display if you right click on your desktop.

You want a minimal size, you have to delete things, simple as that.

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Haha, kill explorer, delete the old one, explorernew.exe in, rename it to explorer.exe and your good.

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By the way, make sure you make a backup. Thats common sense though.

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kars85

ya i reverted to using replacer...excellent way to do this type of thing

i'm not dissing the effects i've done based on ur script...i personally think it improved my laptop's performance dramatically

Edit: does someone have the original My Computer icon they could upload here?

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You didn't make a backup?

If you did, open the backup in ResHacker, find that icon, copy it, open paint or similar, paste it, and save it.

Then add it to your new explorer.exe.

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not only did i make a backup in the dllcache folder, but a copy of the original explorer.exe in the reshacker folder just in case. i found the icon in the reshacker folder that i was looking for

*shakes head at own stupidity* thanks for ur patience advance :no:

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