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How to get write access to explorer.exe ?

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#1 alikim


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:55 AM

I need to make some window style changes in "explorer.exe" file code, I end the process in task manager then open a hex editor (via task manager) and try to edit the file. I get a write access denied error.

Is this file specially protected like a system file so that it can not be modified while the windows is running?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:03 AM

Well...explorer.exe is certainly a system file, since it's a basic part of the Windows O/S.



#3 zainmax


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:54 AM

Windows system .exe files usually don't contain color codes, but only variables. Most colors can be changed using registry editor, but if You are not specialist, it isn't recommended.

Most of the color codes are given using special hexadecimal codes, some are given using RGB codes. So it means, You must know these color codes.
For eample white RGB code is 255 255 255, hex code ffffff

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