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April 11, 2010
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Astral by Tacony Astral by Tacony
Astral v 1.1

v 1.1
  • Release

  • Fixed minor problems

Visual Style

  • x86 and x64 system files included

  • Aero and Basic fully skinned

  • 96 dpi only

Three explorer styles

  • Astral is the default theme with an address bar and details pane

  • Astral Small is a theme with an address bar but without a folderband

  • Astral Minimal is a theme without an address bar and folderband for people who like a minimalistic explorer look

Two Shell32.dll included

  • Details pane bottom or default position

  • Detail pane on the top

Make sure you know which one you want to use before you install the Shell32.dll files.


This is my first ever Visual Style. I wanted a dark but not overly dark theme. This theme has three different shellstyles for the explorer style of your taste. I want to thank ~mx-steel for allowing me to use his wallpaper for my theme. I also want to thank =neiio because I used his x86 files as I use a 64-bit operating system. I also peeked at his GAIA09 theme to learn how to skin and manipulate some images in Windows 7. I hope everyone enjoys the theme.

Sorry my preview isn't very impressive. I only spent about 2 hours putting it together. If someone wants to make a better one I'd appreciate it lol.

This took me roughly 3-4 weeks to fully complete this theme. As I noted up top this is a v 1.0 as I know there are bound to be some problems with the theme. So if you spot problems with the theme please let me know. Also please tell me how you got the problem so I can hunt it down easier. I went over everything I could but there is bound to be stuff I missed when I tried to find bugs. Thanks.

I am NOT responsible for any problems you receive for a botched install or the misuse of these files. Install at your own risk.

Special thanks to:
:iconmx-steel: :iconneiio:
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Youhnie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
It's a beautiful theme thank you for this :D

But I have a problem..:S  I think it has been posted before too, but my problem is that when I have finished to install the theme, I don't have this one with aero but with an old version of windows XP   :/
Why ?..
Thank you if you know something about that :) 
umerusoof Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
how to download this 

rashid1234 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
plz someone tell me how can install this theme
swapnil36fg Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
nice work
BerserkPPNK Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, this theme is amazing.

I saw this theme available for download at: [link]

I'm not sure if you already know or not but you said to tell you so, that's what I did.

I immediately came to DA to download this theme because it happens to be the ONLY place I trust....

I've been searching for like a year for something like this, and you have come through and made it for us. :3
Your work is truly amazing...
premteja Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
yollo this theme isnt woking,plz do help me with it develloper
vicoze Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
How to get this to work in basic. Theme files included are only aero. Am I missing something ?
markexodia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
can you make this in Blue color please? :(
bigcyco1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice effort
Raubmuecke Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
hi. great theme. thanks! but i can not get "Astral" to work. no problems with "minimal" and "small" version, but the third one just sets the wallpaper. nothing else.
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