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Top Preview Pane, in windows 7

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U P D A T E D 7 March 2011 *******

NEW CODE Parameters added, and also included additional shell32.dll with mac osx style icons.[32+64bits]


1. Top Preview Pane, of windows 7 by ZEUSosX.
2. Appear/dissapear Preview Pane + Folderband simultaneusly.

Please RESPECT THIS WORK GIVING A DONATION of 1 euro [link]


GIVE YOUR RESPECT TO THIS 4 YEARS CONTINIOUS WORK , IN WHICH I TRIED TO MAKE YOUR DIGITAL LIFE HAPPIER.


ZEUSosX (Pavlos Pitselas) © copyright - All Rights Reserved
Category: Art Designing And Rebuilding Code
MCN: C8BTD-WS6CM-KBH9V
© copyright Mon Mar 07 16:57:20 UTC 2011 - All Rights Reserved
Made in Greece.

This work is unique, setting Preview Pane to Top of the explorer of windows 7, modifying the code of shell32.dll system file.
To the Preview Pane we can have a preview of any file or folder of our system.
Text is readable ease as it takes all the width of the window.
Also i have included Folderband, the command toolbar in which contains commands like Organise, Open etc. The benefit of this is when we press to keyboard ALT + P we dissapear / appear both the preview pane + Folderband, so we realease space in explorer's window when not preview pane or folderband needed.

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UNZIP all files, using freeware 7z [link]

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32 bit windows 7

To this pack included an sp1 32bit shell32.dll, so users have 32 bit windows 7, they have to rename their original shell32.dll to shell32.microsoftoriginal , and then copy paste the new one.
before replacing shell32.dll go to Control pane [view by category] -->so Go to Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts and press the folder 'Change User Account Control Settings' set the slider to the next window Never Notify. restart.
Obtain Permisions and Ownership of shell32.dll that located in C:\Windows\System32 (use the "Obtaining Permissions and ownership.txt" for help on installing) , and after that rename your original shell32.dll to shell32.microsoftoriginal , and then copy paste the new one.

i also added another sp1 32bit shell32.dll with mac style icons so users use my mac osx visual styles/themes can use this.
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64 bit windows 7

To this pack included an sp1 64bit shell32.dll, so users have 64 bit windows 7, they have to rename their original shell32.dll to shell32.microsoftoriginal , and then copy paste the new one as descibed, so.
before replacing shell32.dll go to Control pane [view by category] -->so Go to Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts and press the folder 'Change User Account Control Settings' set the slider to the next window Never Notify. restart.
Obtain Permisions and Ownership of shell32.dll that located in C:\Windows\System32 (use the "Obtaining Permissions and ownership.txt" for help on installing) , and after that rename your original shell32.dll to shell32.microsoftoriginal , and then copy paste the new one which will taken from the 64 bit sp1 folder.

now becarefull 64 bit users must change also another shell32.dll which exists to c:\windows\syswow64
becarefull as this is a 32bit shell32.dll, so do this:
Obtain Permisions and Ownership of shell32.dll that located in c:\windows\syswow64 (use the "Obtaining Permissions and ownership.txt" for help on installing) , and after that rename your original shell32.dll to shell32.microsoftoriginal , and then copy paste the new one which will taken from the 32 bit sp1 folder. ok?


i also added another sp1 64bit with mac style icons so users use my mac osx visual styles/themes can use this.
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After the modification the preview pane will go to Top.
via PRESSING to keyboard Alt + P you can open / close Preview Pane + Folderband.
For touch screen machines i include a shortcut which you can add/pin to your taskbar, so a virtual keyboard appear to your desktop for pressing the Alt + P so you can open / close Preview Pane + Folderband.

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The shell32.dll and the code included here is transformed to be worked with microsoft's Aero visual style.
Based to a modified 32 bit sp1 microsoft shell32.dll which i use to a partition of my 32bit windows 7 system.

i also added a modified 64 bit sp1 microsoft shell32.dll which can be used to a 64bit windows 7 system.

i also added another sp1 32bit shell32.dl and an sp1 64bit with mac style icons so users use my mac osx visual styles/themes can use this.
so users use my mac style themes can use those system files, depending their system [32 or 64 bit].

I am not liable for any sort of damage to your computer from using this .
THIS IS experimental work, just for showing, that Preview Pane indeed could be at top of a window.

This is a registered and copyright property, made by ZEUSosX = Pavlos Pitselas.
Do not modify, edit , copy it or change the name or the images or the code of it, or use it to any project or copy it anyway in any meaning.

ZEUSosX © copyright - All Rights Reserved

Thank you.

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After replacing the edited shell32.dll, I have receive an error when trying to open Internet Explorer. It says "Cannot find entry point SetCurrentProcessExplicitAppUserModelID in api-ms-win-downlevel-shell32-l1-1-0.dll" Is that something that could be fixed by editing the shell32.dll?
ZEUSosX's avatar
no, to win 7 problems from shell32.dll can not prevent, only to win 8.1 i can fix those, so to such cases its better use your original shell32.dll so go to C:\Windows\System32 (use the "Obtaining Permissions and ownership.txt" for help on installing) , and after that rename  shell32.dll  to shell32.experiment and then rename your original shell32.microsoftoriginal to  shell32.dll.

(before do anythingelse replacing shell32.dll first go to Control pane [view by category] -->so Go to Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts and press the folder 'Change User Account Control Settings' set the slider to the next window Never Notify. restart. and do the renaming> [that needed  for not having any problems]).

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Macos X style theme for Windows 8.1
by ZEUSosX   zeusosx.deviantart.com/art/Mac…

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anggaFSP's avatar
uhhmm..that is for SP1 only..???
i have windows 7 x86 without Service pack
can i apply it?
ZEUSosX's avatar
yes > though my latest works for 7 is > 

for 64 bit systems  zeusosx.deviantart.com/art/Eos…

for 32  bit systems   zeusosx.deviantart.com/art/Eos…
NuclearBlasshole's avatar
Can you give me step by step instructions how to do this manually with Resource Hacker?
ZEUSosX's avatar
 Resource Hacker needs too much time for explaining> editing of mstyle and system files, and i have not time to refer, just know that to the editing of system files the digital signature of system files can not copied and this cause the shell32.dll issues to some systems.

So what needed is a third party application that enable bypass the direction to system files [uifiles code] as the oldnewexplorer application do to win 8.1

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Zeroignis's avatar
\o/ I seached all the net for it. thanks for sharing the work.
ZEUSosX's avatar
it is very very very difficult to set and only to a limited mode, and after thousands hours experimentation, thanks for you comment.
ashishforyou's avatar
Please tell me how to set details pane to right....I'm very confused in your gallery...There are so many heavy packages..I'm on very weak internet..:)
ZEUSosX's avatar
it'a a limited setting that i experimenting about  year on past for setting > to shell32.dll code uifiles.
fayjosi10's avatar
My brother , me parece un buen trabajo para los que nos gustan las mac pero no tenemos dinero para comprarnos una y quedarnos aunquesea con la emulkacion visual en nuestras windows. gracias.
i am speaker spanish. seria genial si haces en español tu emulacion. ya que los traductores no salen perfectos.

Si me puedes ayudar avisame mediante deviantart
fayjosi10's avatar
My brother , me parece un buen trabajo para los que nos gustan las mac pero no tenemos dinero para comprarnos una y quedarnos aunquesea con la emulkacion visual en nuestras windows. gracias.
i am speaker spanish. seria genial si haces en español tu emulacion. ya que los traductores no salen perfectos.
youpoy's avatar
Hi, I still have problem with it. It's doesn't work for me, nothing has change, I'm using windows 7 sp1 32bit, plz help
Silent-Crysis's avatar
It doesn't work for my win7 sp1. I have done every steps but the preview pane is still on the right side :(
Could you help me with this?
Silent-Crysis's avatar
Oh, and i'm using x64
Silent-Crysis's avatar
Oops, sorry. I have tried it again and it works like a charm.
Thanks a lot!
M-Awesome's avatar
can you please give me the code? i want to try it on vista. Nice work (as always!)
iroveashe's avatar
Is this only for 7?
M-Awesome's avatar
Can you make one for vista, or can you give me the code to add to my vista shell32??? Thx, looks great!
3chiflones's avatar
Nice...I`m gonna try this. Thanks
7555George's avatar
Looks much more better than the previous one!
ZEUSosX's avatar
thank you. yes the code is re made.
cns0813's avatar
hi zeus can u disable the folderband or autohide at shell32.dll black version.
ZEUSosX's avatar
folderband can be disabled also from your shellstyle.dll of your current theme, and open it with resoursehacker [if you use 64 bit, there is a special version for 64bit just search it to the web]
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so:
search for "FolderBandStyle" to your shellstyle.dll it should look like:

/>

</style>

<style resid="FolderBandStyle">

<Element

background="argb(0, 0, 0, 0)"

/>


now change it to look like


/>

</style>

<style resid="FolderBandStyle">

<Element

background="argb(0, 0, 0, 0)"

padding="rect(0rp, 0rp, 0rp, -32rp)"

/>
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