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Remap theme folder location

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Last response: in Windows 7
July 19, 2012 8:10:58 AM

i would like to use custom themes on a school computer that does not have admin, so i thought i could just use batch to make windows think the folder is in another location. i coded this:

@echo off
echo remapping the path "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes" to:"C:\Users\Chaz\Desktop\test"
set C:\Windows\Resources\Themes=C:\Users\Chaz\Desktop\test

echo press any key when you want to set the path back to normal and exit.
set C:\Windows\Resources\Themes=C:\Windows\Resources\Themes

but it does not work and any theme that i put in that test folder does not show up. i also shut down explorer.exe and used explorer++ to launch the batch file to try to make sure the changes were being applied, but it still didnt work. any help and advice is more than appreciated. i guess what im trying to do is not as simple as i thought.

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July 20, 2012 4:55:15 AM

I dont know much about Batch langauge but use Notepad++ to check for errors. Im going to try the bat and tell you whats the problem.

Good Luck!
July 20, 2012 5:09:56 AM

I'm pretty sure that it isn't because of errors because it seems to work , but when I go to change themes, it doesn't show the themes I put in the folder that I have it remapped to. Thank you for your reply and time. It is very appreciated.