Custom Windows Program Loader

Mike McCormack mike at
Fri Oct 28 23:19:28 CDT 2005

Travis Watkins wrote:

>>Put notepad.exe with your user32.dll renamed to user32.dll.local into a
>>directory and run notepad.exe.
> I thought you put user32.dll in the directory notepad was in and
> created a blank user32.dll.local to make the app use your copy.

OK, I stand corrected:

"Steven Edwards explained a way to do it..."

"You can make a dummy file in your application directory called 
application.exe.local to force Windows to use the dlls in the local 
directory. So say you have IEXPLORE.EXE you would create 
IEXPLORE.EXE.LOCAL and drop the Mingw compiled dlls in to the 
application folder and see how it runs."

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