Messed up Windows Explorer

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I was trying to change my Windows Explorer appearance using some things like this (http://seahorsepip.deviantart.com/art/Token-ExplorerFrame-Beta-3-155371375 - not the one, just an example). This involves replacing system files such as explorer.exe and explorerframe.dll. When I was installing one theme I messed up somehow and disabled dwm.exe (the theme apparently required it). I just ignored the problem and started using the basic windows 7 theme instead (no transparency). Today I tried switching it to the Windows 98 style theme, and that made it so Windows explorer crashes when I try to start it up (except for the taskbar). I can't switch it back because I can't open explorer...is there some way that I can reset those files that are messed up? Thanks
 
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Can you start up a cmd prompt ? If you have backed up the files before changing them, then you can just copy them back.
 

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I'm pretty sure that when I was messing around with the files after I had messed it up I correctly named all of the original files (I kept backups). I probably should have been clearer in my OP, sorry.

I just did some more looking up stuff and it was the "Blur disabler" in this theme http://2befine.deviantart.com/art/2...ustomization/skins/windows7/visualstyle&qo=17 that messed up my dwm.exe.


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EDIT: I ran "sfc /scannow" in cmd and it fixed explorer as well as the taskbar, but now I can't get Aero to work. Any suggestions?
 

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Bump. Currently I have a taskbar that looks like this: and Aero's still not working.
 
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Firebreather is right, try System Restore.
What happens if you try to enable Aero in Appearence in Control Panel?
 
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