Get Windows 8 Look-Like Ribbon UI in Windows XP, Vista and 7 Explorer using Styler Skin

NOTE: Windows Vista and 7 users will need to run the Styler setup using Compatibility mode.

We know that Windows 8 comes with Ribbon UI in Windows Explorer.

We also shared a free tool "STDU Explorer" which is an alternative for Windows Explorer and provides Ribbon UI:

STDU Explorer: Get Windows 8 Style Explorer with Ribbon UI in Windows XP, Vista and 7

But if you don't want an alternative to Windows Explorer and want to add Windows 8 look-like Ribbon UI to Windows Explorer, here is an excellent way for you:

AskVG's DA group member "PeterRollar" has created an excellent Styler skin which looks almost same as Windows 8 Explorer's Ribbon UI.

You can use it in Windows XP, Vista and 7.


1. First download and install Styler software which is absolutely free:

Download Styler

2. Now download the required Styler skin:

Download Styler Skin

3. Extract the ZIP file and follow the instructions given in following topic to apply the Styler skin:

How to Install and Apply Styler Toolbar Skin in Windows XP Explorer?

That's it. After following the above mentioned steps, you'll enjoy Windows 8 look-like Ribbon UI in Windows XP, Vista and 7 Explorer.

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