yea i understand if you have a back up try using one of the recovery options were it asks you to load drivers manually. sorry i forgot which one ask you to do it . and when you click to load drivers manually it will ask you to browse for it, now you just simply go to the were shell32.dll is located and delete the current one and rename the which was backed up to the original and thats it after you have done it all just cancel the load drivers option and reboot your pc it should work.
this solution has been tried by me multiple times because i had the same fucking problem before.
Hope i helped and sorry i do not remember the recovery option where it asks you to load drivers manually
Ok, so I did what Aloude said and emptied the recycle bin with a command line.
But now, when I start windows the login interface doesnt show up, niether does the background. But the buttons on the edges of the screen do appear. Ive tried to open the utilities and I got this error:
Anyways, there are more backups/versions of the file so I'll play around with them.
Welp, I haven't done what Seyiji said but I've been able to fix most of everything.
Solution: I found a folder in Windows called "SysWOW64". I opened it, and I found a file called shell32.dll.bak but there was no shell32.dll, so I removed the "bak" and restarted my pc. And it worked!
But, all of my icons are kind-of messed up due to the fact that I haven't uninstalled the iconpak. Apparently, the uninstaller doesn't actually deletes the new files and uses the backups, but just deletes the files without caring about the backups.
I will now try what Seyiji said, maybe it will fix my icons