Resource Hacker error on Windows XP operating system

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I am using an application Resource Hacker, but it gives me the following error message when I try to use it.

How can I resolve this issue using Windows XP Operating System.

I searched for the solution online but I need an expert’s advice.

Thanks for any suggestion.

Resource Hacker

Cannot create file C:WindowsSystem32shell32.dll

Answered By 0 points N/A #188658

Resource Hacker error on Windows XP operating system


Hi Paul!

The problem you are having is not that bad and it has a simple solution. What you need to understand is that when Resource Hacker is  modifying different files on your computer it actually creates a backup file (a copy of the original file) in the same folder as the new file. For instance, the "shell32.dll" that you're trying to modify has a back-up copy in its folder, named "shell32_original.dll".

In order for the new file to be allowed, you have to go and manually delete the original file. So, go to the C: partition, in the WINDOWS folder, subfolder "system32" and delete the shell32_original.dll file. Please see the image. 

This should solve your problem. 

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