7-Zip Theme Manager

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
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7-Zip Theme Manager

#1 Post by zak_711 » Tue May 31, 2011 2:18 pm

7-Zip Theme Manager:

Toolbar Themes - change the look of the toolbar of 7-Zip
Filetype Themes - change the look of archived files, for instance in Explorer

http://www.die-auerbacher.de/7zTM/index ... 01_English

You need 7-Zip installed or you have to use other solutions.

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Re: 7-Zip Theme Manager

#2 Post by guinness » Tue May 31, 2011 2:36 pm

I believe it's not Portable because it uses Anolis Resourcer - http://anolis.codeplex.com/ which isn't Portable (I think it wrote to %APPDATA% if I can remember.)
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Re: 7-Zip Theme Manager

#3 Post by zak_711 » Tue May 31, 2011 11:25 pm

I tested it, but I found nothing.

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Re: 7-Zip Theme Manager

#4 Post by ChemZ » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:10 am

Depends on the version....

v2.0 - Resource Hacker
v2.1 - Anolis Resourcer

I suggest using v2.0, the newer version is buggy as hell. Also as guinness stated, Anolis Resourcer is probably not stealth.

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Re: 7-Zip Theme Manager

#5 Post by guinness » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:23 am

So I was testing V2.1 because I had a suspicion that Resourcer was .NET and I was right, so was unable to test the application as I use WinXP SP3 without .NET installed. But from the little I tested of V2.1 the 7-Zip Theme Manager didn't write any settings. Though it would be nice to write the language to an INI File or something :)

Tested V2.0: Portable

And the application is created using AutoIt!
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Re: 7-Zip Theme Manager

#6 Post by ChemZ » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:02 am

Added to the database! Vote here for 7-Zip Theme Manager!

Or here.

Or here.

(Same thing really) :wink:

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Re: 7-Zip Theme Manager

#7 Post by lautrepay » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:47 am

Requires administrator privileges and version 2.0 is only for 7-Zip 32-Bit.

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Re: 7-Zip Theme Manager

#8 Post by zak_711 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:21 am

About portability you could test the MD5 where you know; I read something somewhere about a buggy of version 2.0; I don't know if it requires .NET installed; anyway if it was so you can create an .inf file for the icon pack you have selected or you could use this, which works with portable versions too:

http://fukayama-couple.deviantart.com/gallery/28859230

After swapping files ( or a single .dll ) remember to delete iconcache.db from User\Local Settings\App Data and reboot; I didn't follow the installation notes.

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Re: 7-Zip Theme Manager

#9 Post by joby_toss » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:57 am

lautrepay wrote:Requires administrator privileges and version 2.0 is only for 7-Zip 32-Bit.
I have version 2.0 and it works with my 7zip x64 on my Win7x64 OS.

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Re: 7-Zip Theme Manager

#10 Post by the_watcher » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:59 pm

i was trying to get it work with portable 7zip , but i was not lucky [ i know it's not supported, but i had to try ]...
i noticed though, that the size of the executables in 7zip portable is different from those in the installed version.
why is that? 7 zip portable is [supposedly] normal 7zip packed with a launcher to handle all things about portability

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Re: 7-Zip Theme Manager

#11 Post by ChemZ » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:58 pm

I remember trying to skin 7zip portable awhile ago, it is possible with a bit of work.

This program replaces the icons in one of the DLL files, 7z.dll, I think it was but don't quote me.

I simply replaced the same DLL from the installed version to the portable version.

Worked too. You could always uninstall the installed version if you don't need it.

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Re: 7-Zip Theme Manager

#12 Post by lautrepay » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:20 pm

@zak_711: The need of administrator privileges was mentioned just to complete the "Dependencies" field. The developer ennumerates that requeriment in the F.A.Q. section. Personally, the lack of administrator rights doesn't affect myself, but maybe the information is useful for someone else.
Anyway, your explanation become useful to me, for other reasons...
@joby_toos: You're right. I was pretty sure that the support for 7-Zip 64 was added when they started to use Anolis Resourcer, if I'm not mistaken, due to the inability of Resource Hacker to have access to 64-bit exe's resources.
Perhaps they used the last beta of ResHacker in v.2.0. Perhaps I'm wrong about that, as I was wrong about the version... :oops:

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Re: 7-Zip Theme Manager

#13 Post by SYSTEM » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:25 pm

the_watcher wrote:i was trying to get it work with portable 7zip , but i was not lucky [ i know it's not supported, but i had to try ]...
i noticed though, that the size of the executables in 7zip portable is different from those in the installed version.
why is that? 7 zip portable is [supposedly] normal 7zip packed with a launcher to handle all things about portability
PortableApps.com compresses nearly all applications with PortableApps.com AppCompactor.
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Re: 7-Zip Theme Manager

#14 Post by ChemZ » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:48 am

I think it was "7zFM.exe" actually...

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Re: 7-Zip Theme Manager

#15 Post by the_watcher » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:23 am

SYSTEM wrote:
the_watcher wrote:i was trying to get it work with portable 7zip , but i was not lucky [ i know it's not supported, but i had to try ]...
i noticed though, that the size of the executables in 7zip portable is different from those in the installed version.
why is that? 7 zip portable is [supposedly] normal 7zip packed with a launcher to handle all things about portability
PortableApps.com compresses nearly all applications with [url=<a href="http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1472]PortableApps.com" title="Link added by AutoLink filter: Plain text link" class="autolink autolink-plain-text-link" style="border-bottom-color: rgba(34, 1, 0, 0); border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid">http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1472]PortableApps.com</a> AppCompactor[/url].
didn't know that...if that's the only difference, then it's great!
you can extract the files from the 7-zip setup, patch them using the theme manager, and copy them [7zFM.exe] to the portable one's directory!
whoo-hoo! :)

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