This Windows 8 tool is developed by andreascy. This is a registered and copyright protected property of the developer.
Instructions for using Windows 8 animated ExplorerFrame V2
Both explorerframe.dll files the developer provides has full ribbon ui icons with the orange placeholders taken out and 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.
After this you must refresh explorer :
So you have 2 options to see the animations in Windows 8 (choose any of them you want) :
- Run task manager in Windows 8, stop the process of windows explorer,make a new task,write explorer and hit enter or
- Go to start menu,run command and write “TSKILL EXPLORER” without the “” and hit enter; this will restart windows explorer too.
Animations can be shown on Windows 8 on the below things :
- Windows 8 explorer icons (any preview type selected it has a different animation style)
- Shell texts in Windows 8
- Start menu search box in Windows 8
Download Windows 8 animated ExplorerFrame V2