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hey, i wanted to know if it was possible to replace the default windows explorer (the one you go through you computers directories with) with your own. I just think it would a cool idea because if you could program your own it would bring customization to a new level. any help is greatly appreciated

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by coding a complete gui that allowed you to manipulate files. of course you already knew that just be VERY VERY careful about the debugging process since you can lose files rather easily if you have buggy code that deletes things it isnot supposed to and such.

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yes its possible. Basically there is a registry setting that specifies which exe file to use, and it is set to explorer.exe. All you need to do is create an alternative that can browse the hard disk, and then change the registry setting to start this up instead of explorer.

The registry settings to change are described here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q100328

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