"no .uis file"

Friday, May 8, 2009 by litnup | Discussion: Stardock Support General

When I try to doubleclick WaterworldDx to install in windowblinds after it is downloaded i get a missing skin data message stating "there appears to be no .uis file in this skin. are you sure it is a Window Blinds Skin"? What am I doing wrong? Help

Reply #1 Friday, May 8, 2009 5:10 AM

I think you're talking about Waterwold DX here:  https://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=4207&libid=31

If so, that is not a Windowblinds skin, it is a Desktop X theme.  Desktop X would have to be installed to use it, that's a program different from Windowblinds.  I see the download is a zip file which includes a .desktop file, neither of which should have prompted Windowblinds to try to install them.  From your other post, I'm wondering if you renamed the file extension.  Won't work.

Keep plugging away, you'll get the hang of it, and there's frequently somebody hanging around here to help, even at 4:00 in the morning [yawn].

Reply #2 Friday, May 8, 2009 9:43 AM

What am I doing wrong?


not paying attention to what you are downloading

each gallery has a description at the top of the page (in case you forget which gallery you're in)

notice the description at the top of the WaterworldDX page:



DesktopX themes are single files that when applied by DesktopX can totally change the way your Windows desktop looks and feels. You can use these to create entirely new desktop environments. They're easy to use and can be turned off with a couple of clicks if you don't like one.

notice the decription at the top of this page:(which is a Windowblinds skin); https://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=6835&libid=1

WindowBlinds changes the look and feel of your Windows Desktop by applying visual styles to your entire Windows environment. When a visual style is applied, they change nearly every elements of the Windows GUI such as title bars, push buttons, the Start bar, menu and more.



Reply #3 Friday, May 8, 2009 9:46 AM

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