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Animated ExplorerFrame V.1 by andreascy Animated ExplorerFrame V.1 by andreascy
UPDATED :

Now including also a tutorial, simmilar with those from V.2 and V.3 and a more detailed tutorial that was made by iHackit ([link] as a support to this work. For those who have problems understanding this and who may want a more detailed instructions to make it work now they have an alternative so i want to thank him for that !!

Inspired and produced by :
andreascy : [link]

Check also :

V.2 for Windows 8 M2 (7955 Build) :

[link]

V.3 for Windows 8 M3 (7989 Build) :

[link]

V.4 for Windows 8 Developer Preview Pre - Beta (8102 Build) :

[link]

V.5 for Windows 8 Consumer Preview :

[link]

We featured this work on our Blog [link] and on Instructables [link]

Here is an animated ExplorerFrame for Windows 7 (32bit and 64 bit) i made ..It works perfectly with Windows 7 SP1 too just replace those files as below :

for 32 and 64 bit bit users :

replace old file in system32 folder of windows directory..

dont forget before to take ownership of the old file,rename it to explorerframe.dll.bak and make the replace with the new file..

After this you have 2 options to see the animations (choose any of them you want) :

(1) run task manager, stop the process of windows explorer,make a new task,write explorer and hit enter or
(2)go to start menu,run command and write "TSKILL EXPLORER" without the "" and hit enter..this will restart windows explorer too.

Animations can be shown on the below things :

- windows explorer icons (any preview type selected it has a different animation style)
- shell texts
-start menu search box (found items fall from the top of the start menu everytime u do a search)

Preview : [link]

Thanks also to Vishal Gupta for featuring this work on ASKVG : [link]

VS used for the preview: Midnight Glass Nature: [link]

Enjoy !! :)

:police:

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DONATION LINK : [link]
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:icontariqmudallal:
tariqmudallal Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Can you make one for Vista???
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
No my friend. Vista have no explorerframe.dll file.
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:iconidevart1:
iDevArt1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
How do you make the tweak faster? Thanks!
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have to edit the code but it's not worth it, this is why i provide this "medium speed" mod. The too slow or too fast speed is not so user friendly. It's only for a show off.

Thanks for using my stuff! :)
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:iconidevart1:
iDevArt1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Am I allowed to edit it myself (provided you tell me which settings to alter), and as long as I don't share it? My only vice with this is the speed.
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
No
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:iconaminbella:
aminbella Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
how to download the file
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
There is a download button on the sidebar! Thanks!
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:iconluanteles:
LuanTeles Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
port this to Windows 8.1 Preview
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:iconfreeflowartist:
freeflowartist Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing! i love it, but umm the link to andreascy is broken. Where do i get the new windows 7 file?
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:iconfreeflowartist:
freeflowartist Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
oh youre Andreascy, well anyhow i still cant find the link for the replacement file.
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey man. What do you mean the new Windows 7 file?
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:icondandy-kun:
dandy-kun Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Hey, thank you btw
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Anytime!!
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:iconsolid-azeus:
Solid-Azeus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
how did u get your taskbar looking like that?
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well its the theme im using buddy..this is what it makes likes this the taskbar..the creator though of this theme and many others got disappeared, he closed his accounts everywhere and the theme just got disappeared..its no more avavailble unfortunately..
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:iconfra-nz:
Fra-Nz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
can you revive that theme ? :)
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's the Midnight Glass theme that is not available anymore on the web since the owner removed it and unfortunately i dont have it either to send it to you.
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:iconfra-nz:
Fra-Nz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh . that's a loss , don't you have a backup ?
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I used to have a backup but unfortunately i broke my external HDD since then. It's been some years so the only chance for finding this theme is perhaps with some good googling.
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:iconfra-nz:
Fra-Nz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So the authors are neutral and the one's they created originally was gone ?
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeap. if you check the comments you ll see that i gave links for this theme. The links were linking to the author's profile here on da that was closed so all the links are dead. I used to have it those days as a backup so i also uploaded it to megaupload and gave out some links. Megaupload was closed too..so again all these links are dead. After that i also broke my hdd and i lost that file. I 'm not using either Windows 7 anymore to retrieve it so bad luck. If you make a google search with the name i gave you you ll see images of this theme in google's cache that will link to it but the links wont work. If you are lucky someone to have it and give it to you then it would be awesome or else you can try to make a similar one or use a similar one..
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:iconcreativezombic:
CreativeZombic Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're just great !!!! great application brother
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much buddy :) i checked your website too and your twitter and facebook!! Interesting :thumbsup:
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:iconcreativezombic:
CreativeZombic Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:D i'm inspired by you... everything started from deviantArt and a estimation to be like you ;)
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow :D thank you so much buddy!! im honored!!
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:icondaemonhannibal669:
DaemonHannibal669 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
wow the one you sent me to on rapid share is really nice, thanks man
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Anytime my friend :) Glad you enjoy it!! :thumbsup:
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:icondaemonhannibal669:
DaemonHannibal669 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
looks kinda cool but seems buggy, and it like animates twice in a row on some folders
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks mate..its not a bug..its the nature of the animation my friend and unfortunately this cant be fixed..well its a matter of time to get used to it but if its annoying for you you can use this one i just made..[link]
Its a different animation that slides horizontally not vertically you may prefer it more than the other one..!! its for 32 and 64 bit for win 7 non sp1 and sp1. Good luck!!
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:iconzydrius32:
zydrius32 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Reupload, please, link doesn't work.
Is there only 2 types of animation?
Also, why you don't create animated Explorer Frames for Windows 7 SP1?
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello man. The link works properly, just checked it. In case you can't access the files you can take them from here: [link]

The current animations are two: rectangular and position and i include inside the files for 32 and 64 bit OSs. The new animations that i made for Windows 8 include also extra effects but due to my busy program i havent updated this pack.

There is no reason to create it for Windows 7 SP1 because the pack that i provide works for both (non SP1 and SP1).. If you check the description you'll realise that i mention it already!

If there is any issue just let me know and i'll help you with it.
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:iconzydrius32:
zydrius32 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
No, I wanted to test out the animation, which you created for DaemonHannibal669. The [link] doesn't work.

I asked about a version for SP1, because Microsoft releases new files not causeless. They are improving them and fixes bugs, so, I just thought... Anyway, there shouldn't be many changes. I use custom authui.dll, which isn't SP1. I don't know if it slows my computer, but there aren't any big difference...
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
yeah rapidshare..you know that rapidshare changed their policies since i released it and they delete the files after a month so..im not sure where i have that file now..i have to search

well i havent tested it for the new upgrades of microsoft but it has to work..if microsoft changed files in the ui of explorer then ok let me know and i ll try to create a new one but it will take some time because im busy. And i also dont use here windows 7 so its a problem

it wont slow your computer man..there is no problem at all with this mod since its not using any pc sources..it will be slow if you use the slow animation effect file..the one i provide has the proper speed..not so slow, not so fast..its the proper..i saw some others that have modified speeds but are not user friendly..just use this one without worries..it hss to work..if not the only problem that could cause you is the frame of the win explorer to get lost so in such a case just run task manager and from there install again the older explorerframe..
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:iconzydrius32:
zydrius32 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I'm not worried, I just expressed my notices.

Waiting now for 2nd animation. I will test your DLL files after I get both.

Oh, and it would be nice, if you create a tutorial, how to add animations to ExplorerFrame.dll. People could choose the type and speed what they want.
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
The file is here [link]

I provide you with 3 animations. Alpha which is fade, position and rectangleh which slides horizontally..the one you want to use that DaemonHannibal669 has is the rectangleh. It slides horizontally than vertically.

Use at your own risk!

P.S: Not interested to outource it
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:icondaemonhannibal669:
DaemonHannibal669 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
thats pretty cool, didnt mean to nit pick or anything like that, its really nice work, like i said sometimes when it didnt do that thing, it was really awesome, im also a big linux fan but windows is more convenient at the moment, and these kinds of mods make me feel like im open source in windows,lol but yeah keep up the good work dude
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:iconlaicky:
laicky Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Nice:)
I try it on my Windows 7 and it works great!
I also want to use it on Vista.Can you modify it for me?
I uploaded the explorerframe.dll [link]
Thx!! :dance:
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey buddy..im afraid this cant work for your vista!! :) try to open it with restorator..its almost empty..there is no UI file to edit so i can add the animations!!
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:iconlaicky:
laicky Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Glad to hear it.
Nevermind... Thx:dance:
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Anytime!!
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:icon351837:
351837 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Great idea. I love it. Many Thanks.
Did you try besides "position" and "rectangle", "alpha", "rectanglev" and "rectangleh" animation?
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Anytime buddy glad you liked it!! :) Well of course i tried them and here are the results..alpha does nothing..rectanglev is same as the rectangle animation and the only one that works really and its different than the others its the rectangleh..cool animation but its very fast..a lot faster than the others..and its kinda different as animation
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:icon351837:
351837 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Thanks for quick respond.
I just try "rectanglev|s|fast|delayshort" and its pretty cool.
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is what i used for the rectanglev.."rectanglev|exp|fast" its almost the same with rectangle..its a bit different but it still has that annoying animation over animation on the details preview while you scroll between the items..rectangleh i think its better..i havent tried your code..
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:icon351837:
351837 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Try this one "rectangleh|exp|slow"

I like it a lot.:#1:
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes i know..before this ive tried all the speeds but i think this one is too slow :)
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:icon351837:
351837 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Only thing that left is "rectangleh|s|fast|delayshort" but its little bit fast.
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
yeapp..actually fast animations are cool and like WOW..but are not something to use everyday..if its fast its too annoying and you lose on usability..feedback showed that rectangle and position animations are very ok for such use..maybe the horizontal rectangle too..
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:iconprimalplan:
primalplan Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Oh, nevermind!

It's midnight glass nature

hugs =)
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