Problem using .msstyles and .theme files

By tallb
Jul 20, 2009
  1. Hey, i had some troubles with my system so i used the system repair.
    When i restarted my computer it had a win2k theme on it instead of the .msstyles that was on it before.
    I figued it was because of windowblinds but after uninstalling it nothing changed.
    Now if i look at the apperiance tab under desktop properties, there are only 2 styles in the "windows and buttens" scroll, "windows classic style" and "windows XP style".
    When ever I try to run a .msstyles file, it opens the properties on that tab but thats it , the new style doesnt appear on the list it just opens the windows.
    Please help me out this is devastating to me.... :(
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,336   +622

    describe in detail what you did in System Repair.

    'Usually' --- restoring from a System Restore point will fix this stuff.

    Those files are generic and can be copied from one user profile to another
    C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\*

    strangely, I find no msstyles
  3. tallb

    tallb TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 65

    I performed a regular system repair from the CD, after which, .msstyles files stoped functioning....
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