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MrGRiM

Shell32 Details Pane Mod for Windows 8.1 Only!

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Shell32 Details Pane Mod for Windows 8.1

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Simple installer to bring back the Details Pane, it contains 4 Respatcher files that will patch your shell32.dll UI files to bring back the Windows 7 style Details pane at the bottom, it also has options to have the details pane at the top, also know as Topshell and it can put the Folderband at the bottom.

Note: To view the Folder band you will need to disable the ribbon.

The installer should take about 10 seconds to patch the shell32.dll and then it will ask you to do a restart to complete the changes.

There is also the option to have themeable Control Panel Navigation Panes, this option requires you are using one of my themes that contains these extra images in the msstyles.

Updateed to v1.6
New safety options to check the shell32.dll has still got the Digital Signature in Properties and if not you can restore the shell32.dll instead of rebooting and getting a blue screen.
Patching success rate is also 100% better now.
Tested on Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center.

This mod has now become obsolete please use OldNewExplorer instead, it's much safer and doesn't alter any system files http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/170375-oldnewexplorer-make-your-81-explorer-work-like-win78-one/

Very Important!! Always Create a Backup or System Restore before making changes to System Files.

This is still an experimental mod and you use it at your own risk, please do not complain to me if it does not work or causes damage to your Operating System

Edited by MrGRiM
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LQQks good Grim! .. Which 8.1 build do you have this installed on?

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LQQks good Grim! .. Which 8.1 build do you have this installed on?

I have it installed on the RTM build 9600 Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64
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Blue screen, system restore recommended.

Sorry to hear that, what build are you using?

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What about 8.1 Enterprise?

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What about 8.1 Enterprise?

It may or may not work at all on any version, best to set up a VM and test it, I still don't have a 100% success rate at applying this patch, it only works when the digital signature is not removed from the shell32.dll and this doesn't seem to always work, to be honest I am not sure how it manages to keep the digital signature at all, but on 8.1 this is required or it will blue screen.

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 6.3 build 9600

Blue screen, system restore recommended.


Sorry to hear that, what build are you using?
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Awesome work. With BM's Aero Glass, Tihiy's StartIsBack, this patcher, and a rounded aero glass theme I found on DA I might consider sidegrading.

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Updateed to v1.6

New safety options to check the shell32.dll has still got the Digital Signature in Properties and if not you can restore the shell32.dll instead of rebooting and getting a blue screen.

Patching success rate is also 100% better now.

Tested on Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center.

Download form Mediafire here http://www.mediafire.com/download/r5q7vdp85ka59yg/Shell32_Patch_Setup_v1.6.exe

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For 8.1 Enterprise x64, the digital signature for shell32.dll is shown as not valid after the patch.

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If you look above his download link it reads "Tested on Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center". The shell for enterprise is different file size DP

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If you look above his download link it reads "Tested on Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center". The shell for enterprise is different file size DP

I know, I read that :) That is why I tested it on 8.1 Enterprise x64 to let him know that the digital signature says not valid so he can develop a patch for Enterprise too if he wants :)

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works fine in windows 8 enterprise (x86) and windows 8.1 enterprise (x86) on virtual box
and for windows 8 without signature tab :yes:

:thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup

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Dunno what went wrong the first time I tried it but now it works. Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise also boots fine with the patch. And the Details pane is at the bottom. Until the next Micros~hit patch comes along to break it. Thank you MrGRiM !! :thumbup

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OK thanks for letting me know guys, good to see it's working on 8 and 8.1 :)

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Btw soon after installing the patch, I got a DPC Watchdog violation BSOD which until now I never got after 7 days of use of 8.1. So I am wondering if the patch can be responsible.

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Btw soon after installing the patch, I got a DPC Watchdog violation BSOD which until now I never got after 7 days of use of 8.1. So I am wondering if the patch can be responsible.

Well it's possible I guess, never had a problem on the VM but maybe it could also be a bad driver that needs updating for 8.1 I never seen that type of BSOD before so I Googled it and found some info.

What causes DPC Watchdog Violations?

Several things can cause a DPC Watchdog Violation to be triggered in Windows 8. One of the most common is an SSD drive that has old firmware not supported by Windows 8. Another likely cause is an outdated driver for one of your hardware components. For example, if your sound card driver does not support Windows 8, simply plugging in a set of headphones could produce a DPC Watchdog Violation error. While not as common, software installations that affect your system software could also lead to DPC Watchdog Violations and the corresponding blue screen of death.

How do I fix DPC Watchdog Violations?

If the errors are hardware related, the best thing to do is update the firmware of your components and the associated drivers. Firmware and driver updates are usually available in either the Support or Downloads section of most hardware manufacturers websites. If the errors are software related, you can either reinstall the program(s) you may think may have started producing the errors or use Windows' "System Restore" function to fix potential system software issues.

If you have tried the above options and you still are experiencing DPC Watchdog Violation errors, you can use "Action Center," a control panel available in both Windows 7 and Windows 8. This panel displays important system messages and provides recommendations on how to resolve problems. If you still have errors after using Action Center, they may be caused by faulty hardware. If this is the case, you may need to have your PC examined by a technician who can diagnose what component needs to be replaced.

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Ah I used NirSoft's BlueScreenView to track down the cause of the BSOD. It was a graphics driver issue, nothing to do with your patch. Sorry for the trouble. :)

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FYI, Didn't know the shell32.dll was linked to the Metro apps but when I added my patched shell32 to my 8.1 UA Install my Metro apps no longer worked and couldn't be found but as long as I do a Post install of the patch no issue..

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Had to install the patch again after the GA Rollup A but still works :thumbup but App store installs breaks I think and start giving a 0x80070241 error.

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Had to install the patch again after the GA Rollup A but still works :thumbup but App store installs breaks I think and start giving a 0x80070241 error.

Not been able to test that yet as I think you need an activated OS for the App store don't you?

Edit: just restored the shell32.dll and still have the same error, I think this is an activation problem, if you already had the apps installed on a Windows 8 account I think those apps get installed but it wont let you install any new apps until you have genuine or KMS activation, anyone else able to confirm this?

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but App store installs breaks I think and start giving a 0x80070241 error.

this caused by the patching:

C:\Users\André>err 0x80070241# as an HRESULT: Severity: FAILURE (1), FACILITY_WIN32 (0x7), Code 0x241# for hex 0x241 / decimal 577  ERROR_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH                                       winerror.h# Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.# A recent hardware or software change might have installed a# file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might# be malicious software from an unknown source.# 1 matches found for "0x80070241"

this breaks the digital signature.

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but App store installs breaks I think and start giving a 0x80070241 error.

this caused by the patching:

C:\Users\André>err 0x80070241# as an HRESULT: Severity: FAILURE (1), FACILITY_WIN32 (0x7), Code 0x241# for hex 0x241 / decimal 577  ERROR_INVALID_IMAGE_HASH                                       winerror.h# Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.# A recent hardware or software change might have installed a# file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might# be malicious software from an unknown source.# 1 matches found for "0x80070241"

this breaks the digital signature.

This is the same error I got, samesame, on my fully-activated copy, which I commented to MrGrim about at his deviantART upload of this mod.

Look at my comment there, and his reply: http://mrgrim01.deviantart.com/art/Shell32-Details-Pane-Mod-for-Windows-8-1-Only-397884520

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And were is the download link?

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