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Animated ExplorerFrame V.4 by andreascy Animated ExplorerFrame V.4 by andreascy
UPDATED :

Fixed the 64 bit files after some reports about windows eplorer.exe failures. Download again the pack!

For Windows 8 Developer Preview (8102 Build tag) x32 and x64bit :

Inspired and produced by :
andreascy([link])

Check also :

V.1 for Windows 7 x32bit and x64 bit (Non SP1, SP1) :

[link]

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

[link]

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

[link]

V.5 for Windows 8 Consumer Preview :

[link]

1. Thank you :

First of all i want to thank all of those who inspire me, respect my work and give me the strength to continue what i do !! Thanks also to Vishal Gupta for featuring this work on ASKVG : [link] We featured also this work on our Blog [link] and on Instructables [link]

2. Important :

Dont forget to make backups of your old files first !!!!

3. Instructions :

This is for the x32 and x64 bit system. Explorerframe.dll files that are provided are animated with 2 types of animations (rectangular and position), so select one of the two provided files and replace the old file in System32 folder of Windows directory. This can be done after taking ownership of the old file, renaming it to explorerframe.dll.bak and make the replace with the new file.

4. Taking Ownership :

To take ownership of files and folders in Windows 8 Developer Preview, you can use the provided tweak that will give you the option to take ownership when you right click on a file or folder or drive. Application files like exe, cmd, msi, will still have “Run as administrator” instead of “Take Ownership” in the context menu. When you use take ownership on a folder, it will take ownership of all the files and subfolders inside the folder too. So simply merge the .reg file provided in the specific folder. You can also remove it if you want using the other .reg file

After this you must refresh explorer :

So you can use 3 ways to achieve it (choose any of them):

(a) Run task manager, stop the process of windows explorer, make a new task, write explorer and hit enter or go to run command and write "TSKILL EXPLORER"

(b) Go to start menu, run command and write "TSKILL EXPLORER" without the "" and hit enter. This will restart windows explorer too

(c) Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, Click on More Details, Select Windows Explorer, Press Restart (many thx to "rcmero" for mentioning this way of restarting explorer)

This is for the old classic start menu only, so use it if you had disabled the new Start Screen with a registry trick found
here :

[link]

or

using the Windows Start Menu Toggle app made by Solo-Dev on this link :

[link]

Animations can be shown on the below things :

(a) Windows explorer icons (any preview type selected it has a different animation style)

(b) Shell texts

(c) Start menu search box (found items fall from the top of the start menu every time you do a search). This can only be shown after you bring back the old classic Start Menu with the same registry trick or toggle app as referred before.

Just note that using this trick, it will disable the new Metro UI Start Screen and Ribbon UI in Windows Explorer!

5. Support - Testing - Bugs :

Fully tested by me and proved its stability on its fast animation speeds especially if your PC is well built and fast. Bugs not found and i believe this version will be stable too as previous builds like 7989 Build, Windows 7 etc.

6. Preview : [link]

Enjoy it and thx again for all this support :)

P.S : For any problems, questions etc. feel free to contact with me and tell me what went wrong.

Thx also to "VentiCe" ([link]) and to bumbumdylan ([link]), for their feedback and for letting me know what went wrong with the the 64 bit files. VentiCe sent me also the correct original file to modify it so this is really appreciated and being respected!

:police:

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:iconluanteles:
LuanTeles Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
make ir for windows 8.1
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey buddy. Microsoft changed Windows 8 RTM and 8.1  code so these animations are not working with the new OS. All the changes are everywhere in the code from explorer.exe to explorerframe.dll, shell.dll etc. etc. so its impossible to make them work. I made my tries and its worthless. This project stopped on preview versions of Windows 8. 

If i'll find a way to bring them back then i'll do it.
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:iconluanteles:
LuanTeles Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Make it for windows 8.1 please ><
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:icondocberlin77:
DocBerlin77 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
great work :thumbsup:
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you my friend..V.5 is coming for Beta build so stay tuned ;) !!
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:icondocberlin77:
DocBerlin77 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
You're welcome I like your work my friend :)
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:icondondraper1:
DonDraper1 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Awesome!!!
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
thx mate :D !! V.5 is coming for Windows 8 Beta..stay tuned !!
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:iconm4r1nh0:
m4r1nh0 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Lindoooo!!! Tem pra Windows 7? rsrsrs
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
thx my friend :) !!for windows 7 you can use my V.1 : [link]
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:iconsatoukenta:
SatouKenta Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student Interface Designer
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNnnnnnnnnice !
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
thx man :) !!
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:iconprplninja:
prplninja Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
i TOTALLY respect your work. You are great! I might even donate for you to continue!
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
First time i take such a comment. I wasn't expecting someone to donate me to keep working on this. Wow !! :D my real motivation is that i just feel the same with other artists. I like sharing my works and of course getting better and better :) thx for faving my work and supporting me to this. It's so highly appreciated because comments like these are helping me to continue with what i'm doing..and of course in all this mass of comments, i dont forget people who support me in such way, and i mean the real meaning of a comment that says..go for it..do yr dream..thank u !! Welcome also to deviantart !! :)
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:iconfaisalharoon:
Faisalharoon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
in which program u create explorer frames
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
what do u mean actually mate? if u mean for the animations, i manually add some extra code using reshacker or restorator to any default explorerframe.dll file to achieve the animation
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:iconfaisalharoon:
Faisalharoon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
just only simple frame for beginner
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
explain better my friend what you mean..you want the recipe what? :D
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:iconfaisalharoon:
Faisalharoon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i just to want a simple explorer frame just change the background color and navigation buttons
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
ohhh now i understood hehe :) u can change the background using this program.. [link] You can change also navigation buttons using this program..[link] but u ll need ready bitmaps to make the change..its easier if u use a ready theme that already gives u those changes lets say for a ready explorerframe in case u dont know how to make manually the changes but u didnt told me if its for windows dev preview or for 7..i havent tried these programs on windows 8 so i dont know if they are working..
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:iconfaisalharoon:
Faisalharoon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks i use both of windows dev and 7 i hope i try it on both of them
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
anytime friend..feel free to ask me for any problem so i can check it better !! Good luck !!
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:iconrcmero:
rcmero Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Writer
I read your readme and at the part of restarting Explorer you forgot one thing. Windows Explorer can also be restarted from the Task Manager like so:
  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc
  2. Click on More Details
  3. Select Windows Explorer
  4. Press Restart

You might wanna update the readme.
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
you are right bro.. :) but i mentioned here 2 ways that people are familiar with from windows 7 so its easy for them to make it..i agree with the way u mentioned and thank u for yr notice..its also an easy way for restarting explorer but ok..i had the thought that there is no special meaning to mention all the ways to make such an easy thing like restarting explorer..people who make such customizations propably know some basic things..eventhough we are always here for a help..i dont think readme file needs such an update as i think the 2 already mentioned ways are covering this subject..eventhough i ll update here the description just to show u that i agree with yr mention and i respect yr help :) take care bro !!
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:iconaripware:
aripware Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
tahaks
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
i didnt understood what u mean my friend but i suppose is something good so thank u :D
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:iconarprasetya:
arPrasetya Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
i wish i coul use this theme on xp :D
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
unfortunately not my friend..it doesnt exist any explorerframe.dll file in xp systems
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:iconphoenixdow:
phoenixdow Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank u so much !! :thumbsup:
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:iconphoenixdow:
phoenixdow Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome =D
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:icontangmeister:
Tangmeister Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That's fantastic!

I don't have a Windows 8 machine yet, but this is still pretty interesting to me!

Does Windows 8 have animations like this by default? I guess they probably do, or the animations here wouldn't be possible- if so, what do they look like?
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
thx for yr kind words my friend :D actually no, windows by default doesnt has such animations and i add them by modifying explorerframe.dll file..check the above link if u want to see what these animations are..the video shows half of the animations but its an idea with what u can have on yr windows system :)..u can check also my other versions like v.1 for windows 7 if u r interested too !! Enjoy mate !!
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:iconyoungeae:
YoungEaE Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If u give a small video presentation of ur work, we'll come to know what it is ...
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
check this [link]

this change will take u less than 2 minutes and u ll be sure whats the worth of it :D
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:iconyoungeae:
YoungEaE Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I thought the icons of the Organize/Command bar will animate. WOnderful work bro. :D :happybounce:
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
hehe nope not these :D u can also change the preview type (tiles,list,details,medium icons etc. ) so the way icons are animated are changed also to the type u ll select..also items that are researched through startmenu are also animated but u have to enable the old classic start menu to see it !!
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:iconyoungeae:
YoungEaE Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Fascinating
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work
:iconthumbsupplz:
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank u my friend :) !!
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:iconbumbumdylan:
bumbumdylan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
:-? I sent to you this file in sys32 :-?? I tried and it crash too :(
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:iconventice:
VentiCe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
It can be the upload too. The upload maybe failed and only a part of explorerframe has been uploaded.
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
check the comment below
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
something is going wrong here..are u sure what system u have? the fact is that u ve sent me a wrong file and i modified what i toke..check yr comment to see that u've sent me a 2,06 mb dll file and i modified it..its simple..fact is a fact..ventice just sent me the correct file for 64 bit which is 2,52 mbs's and u can find it here untouched..[link] so..the point is not to judge u and i appreciate yr help but just next time take care more about these things..no bad feelings though..problem fixed
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:iconventice:
VentiCe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
You need to buy a x64 computer :P hahahaha
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
hahaha this is a fact also :D
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:iconventice:
VentiCe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Are you sure you're win W8 x64?
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:iconventice:
VentiCe Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
x64 crash explorer.exe :happybounce: (yeah, tested in W8 x64)
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:iconandreascy:
andreascy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
sorry for that my friend..i havent tested 64 bit cz i havent the original file..here i use 32 bit..bumbumdylan sent me the 64 bit and i modified it..i hope he sent me the correct file..its not normal for explorer to crash so i suppose he may sent me a wrong file or something else went wrong..i ll wait for someone else to report also a failure of this or send me the correct file to modify it..if u still cant make it work plz send me yr file and i ll modify that one again..if the problem persists maybe i ll fix it for u from here using team viewer
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