Replacing or modifying system files in Windows without taking their ownership first can be a daunting task. Due to the built-in Windows File Protection (WFP) security feature, it is difficult to replace them, even if you managed to take ownership of those system files. However, we can make the process easier with a specialized software.

Whenever we try to replace such files, a ‘Destination Folder Access Denied’ error appears on our screen. It aims to ensure the integrity of such files, as well as protects core modules from modified, nevertheless it irritates more advanced users.

Sysmate is a tiny application designed to replace files system without the need to obtain the appropriate permissions for each file individually. We can replace any system file - just point the first box to the file you want to replace and the second box to the new version . All this within one click of a button. It's an incredibly useful application that can be helpful for those who speed up the system and frequently change files responsible for the appearance of windows, explorer and navigation buttons.

Working with the app is dead simple. There are two boxes to choose from, namely the Original System File Location (the source file that you want to replace), and the Location of replacement file (the file that will takeover the original item). Once you specified both files, click on Start button at the bottom of the window.

Sysmate - główne okno programu

The files will be instantly replaced without a system reboot. Sysmate also makes a backup of the original so you can revert the changes if needed. The application is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (32-bit and 64-bit), and must be "run as administrator".