Theme Resource changer eliminates having to edit dll or exe files to replace the images in your explorer.exe, explorerframe.dll
and your shell32.dll.
1. Touse the Theme resource changer download and run the Theme Resource Changer.exe x86 or x64 depending on what operating system you are using. Theme resource changer can be found here:viewtopic.php?f=156&t=4530
2. After installation it will automatically restart explorer and you are set you only have to apply this just the one time and it will work for any theme that you setup to use it with.3. To set your themes to use the Theme Resource Changer all that is needed is to make 3 folders inside your theme folder, with these names
likein the screen shot below:
These folders go inside your theme folder you have in windows\resources\themes\your theme name here
4. Inside each folder you add the picture resources you would like touse for each numbered the same as they are in the explorer.exe, explorerframe.dll and Shell32.dll. These resources must be in png format not bitmap. So example explorer.exe for the start orb and userpicture frame, the numbers for these in the explorer.exe are 6801, 6805, 6809, 7013. Add those picture resources to the explorer.exe folder and place it inside your theme folder.
as shown below inscreen shots:
For the explorer.exe folder you can also add the user frame png like so:
this would be image 7013 in the explorer.exe folder you can find more user pics and info here in thispost: viewtopic.php?p=9654#p9654
Also in the Shell32.dll folder you can add images for icons in the shell32.dll as pngs there are many icons in the shell32.dll so I wont go into listing them all herebut you may add images as 256x256 pngs for the icons in the shell32.dll just make sure to number them correctly as in the shell32.dll ie. 1 in the shell32.dll in the icons folder would be 1.png image...