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Soft7 2.0 by AlexandrePh Soft7 2.0 by AlexandrePh

2 System files included (SP1 compatible)
4 Wallpapers included

32bits and 64bits compatible
Taskbar on Bottom, Top and Left compatible
Window Color available (It's supposed to be without. Apply the theme again if it appears blue. Corners may have problems if you use it !)


1) FIRST, DOWNLOAD AND RUN THIS Universal Theme Patcher IN ADMINISTRATOR MODE (right-clic > "Run as administrator"), UAC must be turned off
After patch, restart computer to take effect.

2) extract content ("Soft7 2.0.theme" & "Soft7 2.0" folder) into C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
and double-click on Soft7 2.0.theme
Then restart Windows in order that everything take effect ! (or only the explorer.exe if you know how to do it)

To change the navigation buttons you have to change your ExplorerFrame.dll :
Windows Theme Installer by Kishan-Bagaria
(Works only for the explorerframe.dll in "System32", so perfect for Windows 7 32bits. However, for Windows 7 64bits you'll also have to change the second explorerframe.dll (32bits) manually in the folder written below)

For 32bits Windows 7 :
Explorerframe.dll 32bits > "C:\WindowsSystem32"

For 64bits Windows 7 :
Explorerframe.dll 64bits > "C:\WindowsSystem32"
Explorerframe.dll 32bits > "C:\WindowsSysWOW64"

Yes, these are the right folders ! 64/32 and 32/64 :)

I use [link] for a small shadow above the superbar
Icons in the superbar : Token by ~brsev
Start orb : steelOrb 2 by me

Icons in the Explorer : Zvend by Henri Liriani & Pry Frente by Jonas Rask

Wallpaper : eCO by ~lassekongo83
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Aciros Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018
Nope doesn't work for me. I can't seem to make any of the themes work ;(
edsduh Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
link is broken
Ass9999 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018
It's deviantART's fault. All download links in all deviations idiotically expire and become broken when their deviation pages are left opened for a while (which is normal, since we're busy doing something else meanwhile). We need to go back and reload the page (and if something else comes up, like me typing this comment, it's going to get broken again). So if I happen to have other deviations opened right now and I want to download them, with the time I spent here, I'll have to reload all those pages to get working links. It became like this after an update.
AlexandrePh Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018
no it's not
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
Lovely image
parazutul Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
You can update to Windows 10 Creators Update ?
bryceology Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
I just want to say, this theme is sublime.

Many other themes here have issues when using programs like LibreOffice, Skype, and countless others. Sometimes the theme prevents text from being readable, sometimes a dark theme contains unstyled bright parts in a dropdown menu. Sometimes a program forces(?) a dark text font which clashes with a dark theme.

Sometimes the taskbar and start menu clash when atop a bright backdrop, making the text unreadable. While I did have to adjust the translucency of the theme for maximum readability, other themes cannot be tweaked effectively. I have not encountered such an issue with this theme, I assume because it follows more closely to the luminosity of the original Windows themes and doesn't try anything too crazy.

I personally would not use the ExplorerFrame.dll patch, as I have run into multiple problems with patched dll/exe's. I prefer to use UxStyle, which is unobtrusive.
Even without the patch, the theme complements the original icons very well. Kudos.
AlienGG Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
Philip56901 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2016
One of the best skins but I would like to give suggestions.

1. Is there a way we can have highlighted items not grey?
2. Have the Close Window Button be highlighted Red
3. An Option to enable the Profile Picture in the Start Menu
4. The Volume Mixer display volume bar 

Thank you
SylkRode Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
could you post just the bmps for the explorerframes, plz?
Tenshar480 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
I pulled these bitmaps from the included ExplorerFrame.dll using Resource Hacker. Hope the author doesn't mind.…
Philip56901 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
Tenshar can you get the square ones too thanks
DoctorV23 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Really great :) Been using this for a year now. +fav 
Adaptainer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Thanks for sharing this, useful.
nmil0wnage Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Could you please do something like that for windows 8 / 8.1? Would be fantastic!
slashlv Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Best look of Windows 7
asdffweae Featured By Owner Edited Jun 25, 2015
Awesomee !!
fdrdacc Featured By Owner Edited Apr 24, 2015
i done to replace explorerframe.dll with WindowsThemeInstaller and by manually too, but still it doesnt change, help me ???

iam using win 7 32 bit sp1

sory 4 my english
AlexandrePh Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
I think your Windows doesn't have the same zoom options as the one by default and there's different pictures for the different zoom, and that's why you don't see any change. And I haven't done the bigger versions sadly...
To check that: on your desktop, right-click > Screen Resolution > Make text and other items larger or smaller, and see the zoom. On Windows 7 I think there's 100% (default for most screen), 125% and 150%. But some screen definition change the zoom to make it appear at a better size to be able to read, especially small screens.
fdrdacc Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
ahhh thx for u explanation sir, yes it worked now :happybounce: 
JelloBird Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Is there any download link for UTP? they are all down.
IamXtreme Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Really Great theme. Using it on my desktop. Keep up the work mate!
zxepsilon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Уважаемый  ap-graphik
В какой версии темы
Индикатор заполненности жесткого диска Зеленый ?

In some versions of the theme
Full Indicator Green hard drive?

AlexandrePh Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Not sure to understand the translation sadly :hmm: Nothing should be green because of the theme, no matter the version. I actually don't know what you could be referring to, sorry.
Talkside Featured By Owner Edited Nov 10, 2014
Doesn't that easier to use Windows 7 Navigation Buttons Customizer or similar soft? The VS is awesome +fav :D (Big Grin) 
Can you publish the navigation buttons so i could use it with the Navigation Buttons Customizer?
GrandpaHolzz Featured By Owner Edited Sep 25, 2014
Seems like all the Downloads for the UTP are down pls halp xD 
Edit: Found the same by searching a bit in the net no problem here ;) 
Stonesteel Featured By Owner Edited Sep 13, 2014
declanchans , it just depends on wallpaper you apply on your desktop. Wallpaper used in the screenshot of this theme is SoftGreen, which is included in the pack :)

I use [link] for a small shadow above the superbar
Icons in the superbar : Token by ~brsev
Start orb : steelOrb 2 by me

Icons in the Explorer : Zvend by Henri Liriani & Pry Frente by Jonas Rask

Wallpaper : eCO by ~lassekongo83
Stonesteel Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Thanks Much! Awesome!
declanchans Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Hi, I like your theme very much. But after following all the steps, I found that the task bar wasn't the same as you shown in the picture. I appreciate if you can let me know how to make it done. Thanks.
LCraft303 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
I finally got it working and its great :p
ryan1mcq Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awesome stuff :)
AlexandrePh Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
thanks :)
thebhaat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
This might be a sily question, but I'm new here. How do you change the default icons on the left bar in explorer - the ones not under favorites (I've managed to change those). How do you change the icons of network, my computer and all the drives under there? Thanks!
noucamp99 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Soft & Simple.
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DarvinBabyGaga Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
AlexandrePh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
PRO-Graphics Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
joeioe Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Any chance that this could work for Windows 8?
Evusia2 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
but you can use this theme…
Evusia2 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
I tried. It didn't work.
joeioe Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thanks anyway!
LeanderMejica Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014

Iiz10ninja Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
love it, but i wish the user picture was still in the start menu like previous releases.
DeviantartMalaysian Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student
HazCP Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Can you explain further about the ExplorerFrame.dll and what to do in the program. Cheers; other than that it's fantastic!
kikkerr16 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
According to you, Taskbar on Bottom, Top and Left compatible. Why can't I use it on the right part of the screen?
AlexandrePh Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Hi, because it would require a new version, just for the right, and there were so few people to request it that I never did it.

If you try it, you'll see that the picture that deals with the items on the taskbar will be backwards and misplaced. Sorry about that :/
GossipLife Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
use this for almost 3 years :)
is there a chance for soft7 3.0?
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