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Q: Question about the view style of folder

How I can make a folder view "details", but with 32x32 icons Instead of 16x16?


I hope that my message is clearly, my english is not perfect...

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How I can make a folder view "details", but with 32x32 icons Instead of 16x16?


I hope that my message is clearly, my english is not perfect...

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I've been using Vista for two years and have never been able to find a solution to this annoyance, so I finally decided to give in and ask for help.

Here's what I want to do:
I want to view thumbnails for JPEGs in SELECTED FOLDERS. For example, folders where I store my photos. I don't use the Vista PC for much editing, but I do use it for storage, and it's a constant pain to search through older folders when you can't view thumbnails.
What I *don't* want to do:

I do not want to view thumbnails for AVI, PDF, PSD, MPEG, .XXX, you get the point.

I do not want to view above thumbnails on the desktop, as it looks like crap.

I do not want to view thumbnails in all the folders, ONLY in the folders which I select.

Everything I have read since 2007 seems to point that you either have to be absolute or forego the ability at all.

Folder options doesn't seem to do anything about individual folders, it's all or nothing.

In XP, for example, all you have to do is sort through folder views and it will let you pick thumbnails. It actually saves them too...

Vista on the other hand... well, if it did that, I wouldn't be asking for help, would I?

Has anyone found an acceptable way to take care of this? And by that I don't mean having to pay for that alternative explorer program...

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I've just purchased a second computer with WinXP Home, and I have been trying to figure out how to stop the Navigation Pane from being displayed each time I open a folder. I'm sure I'm looking right at the answer, but for the life of me, I'm either missing something or somethings buggy.

The Folder Options are configured exactly the same on both systems. My old system maintains the same view, without the Navigation Pane. The new one does not.

I have tried the "Apply View To All Folders" as well as "Remember Each Folders view Settings" even though I'm pretty sure that's for the View menu selections only.

Also, I have everything set to Classic View as well

Anyhow, any help would be much appreciated. I've Googled it for an hour now, and it's becoming frustrating.

A:Solved: Folder View Question

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In Windows XP's Explorer/My Computer, I was doing a lot of reorganization and file moving, along with creation of new folders. For some reason, (almost) every time I did so, I had to right click and ask the PC to "refresh." Is there a way to make this refreshing automatic?

thanks, Jim

A:silly question: refresh folder view

How often do you shut down th ePC?

Or do you leave it running all of the time?

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Is there any way of changing the view style of "All Control Panel Items"? Being stuck with tiles sucks hard and all of the options are greyed out.

A:Control panel view style?

Hello Jambananas, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Resetting all folder view settings back to default should restore this for you.

Hope this helps,

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Hi everybody!
I've just re-converted back to a PC after having had a macbook for the last few years.
The only thing I'm missing from my Macbook is a way to view all open windows/running programs spread across the screen and pick the one I want to come to the front (see attachment). Pressing the button, or in my case clicking the middle mouse button, darkened the background and spread every window out in a zoomed out way so you could pick whick one you want to come to the front. Clicking on that window brought it to the front, re-brightened the background and all other windows went back to their original location, order and size. It was awesome and I want it back!
Is there a way to do this in Windows 7?!
Preferably I'd still like to bind this to a mouse button if possible?

Also, I don't mind if this will require [reliable/tested] third party software.

Thanks so much!

A:View all open windows in 1 screen Mac OSX style?

Hello Jordan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can use Flip3D using the Ctrl + Windows Key + Tab or Windows Key + Tab keyboard shortcuts for this.

Switch Between Windows - Flip 3D Shortcut

Hope this helps,

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Hell everyone, my computer (ever since I can remember) has been a bit stubborn in remembering the size I give to certain windows and, on occasion, the type of views I give inside folders and so on (big icons, lists, details, etc.) I was wondering if this was a general problem with Vista or if my system is somehow compromised? Oh, and also on program windows like IE and Windows Media Player...

Also, I can't, for the life of me, seemingly keep the Windows Update settings to "Automatic". Every now and then the system has a pop-up notifications telling me to check my Windows Update settings and I do, then I change it back to automatic but it goes back to disabled after a few days. The strange thing about this is how it only began about two weeks ago, this Windows Firewall problem, the other window sizes and views has always been present in my system.

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I have created a library called "America" and put 4 folders into it: "East", "West", "North" and "South".

Each of these regional folders (real folders, not libraries) contains a separate folder for each state in that region. Thus, the "West" folder contains folders called "California","Oregon", etc..

Lastly each state folder contains all types of files pertaining to the specific state.

When I open the "America" library, I would like to see an integrated (and alphabetized) listing of ALL the state folders: "Alabama", "Alaska", "Arkansas",etc..

However, when I configure the library to sort by folder, it sorts the state folders by name, but only WITHIN their respective regions. That's not my vision: I'm looking for an integrated A-to-Z list of all the folders across all the regions.

Alternatively, if I select the "Sort by name" option, then all the state folders disappear, and they are replaced by a very long list of all the component files -- it's an integrated, alphabetized list (good), but of files (bad), not the state folders that contain them.

Can anyone suggest a clever tweak to move me closer to my vision?



A:Library Question: Can I integrate the "Arrange by Folder" view?

possibly you could arrange them manually,
this tutorial here will allow you to move the folders around to suit you preference

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As with prior versions, in [Windows] Explorer's main window, you can enable hovering to select and single clicking to expand the folder (but that is a pain in the rear when working with files). Windows XP folder view nicely allowed single clicking the folder name to expand the folder. Was that removed from Windows 7? Looks like the only way to expand a folder in folder view is to either click on the small plus sign or to double click on the folder name.  Or is there a switch somewhere I am missing? Thanks.

A:Single click folder name to expand folder in folder view?

It seems that you are talking about the navigation pane (the left pane) in Windows Explorer. Is that correct?
The feature is not present since Windows Vista. When we click on the item, the sub windows will be displayed in the main pane (the right pane). In the navigate pane we can only click the plus button or double-click on the folder to open it. Arthur Xie - MSFT

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I keep all of my folders in Large Icons view but sometimes they revert to 'Details' view on their own! How do I get them to stay in Large Icons view permanently?

A:Folder view settings changing after I select the view I want

Hello kidxp, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you can use the method in the tutorial below to set a default folder view for all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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I am confused.  "My Music" folder is no where to be found under username. This is strange and I cant seem to recreate it.Under C:/username in the explorer view (left side) I now have:My DocumentsMy PicturesMy VideosI don't have:My MusicBut if you actually go to my computer, then the username folder in the C drive, you won't see those three folders.....why is that 


A:Libraries appear in one explorer view, but missing in folder view

Kindly stop starting multiple threads that discuss the same subject (libraries and user folders). You started multiple threads roughly three hours apart and it's confusing to people following them, myself included, because we wouldn't know which one to reply to and which one to ignore, plus it's in total disregard to cross-posting etiquette. The first one located here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/614766/libraries-issue/#entry4005914 already started receiving relevant replies and people are more likely to follow it, so I recommend you stick to that thread and await responses therein. The other extra and unnecessary thread is here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/614794/cannot-create-my-documents-folder-under-users/#entry4006039, plus this one.

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Hi All. Baffled again by Microsoft's incomprehensible format...

Set up a quick view this morning, (stupid move) and now cannot get back to my account folders view... so for example to view recently sent items, quick view will only allow me to see all 3000 - everything I have ever sent... WHY?

If I un-click the quick view option, there is nothing in the folders pane, how do I return to the 'account folders view'?, each with their own inbox, sent box, deleted item etc

WLM has an 'all inbox' option, is there an option for 'all sent' or all drafts' etc files that have not been moved to 'storage folders' but are still live like the 'all inbox' files?

Is there a way of simplifying this bloated all or nothing menu? So much simpler and user friendly - like menus and shortcuts that AREN'T hidden.

Cheers - any help greatly received

A:switching from Quick view back to Folder View

I'll assume you mean in WLM? If you click on Menu> Layout do you have these options? (I don't use WLM myself )

If so, is Show storage folders ticked?

A Guy

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I was able to keep my home page on the browser where I want it. However, I have a seach toolbar that shows up whenever I open the broswer. I can select not to see with the 'view' tab but it gets reselected for view whenever I open the Broswer.

I also get the same 'search' toolbar in other windows (Windows Explorer for example.

Another porblem which seems to be related to the same source, is that although I have remember file view selections when reopening a folder in 'Folder Option' it always goes back to 'Large Icons' (I want 'list')

The problems all come from the original Broser Hi-jack thing. Can anyone advise?

A:Browser Tool Bar(also folder view) View Default

Please download HijackThis. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Run a scan and save the log file. Post the whole log file here. Do not fix anything since most of them listed there are harmless (some are system required). This program will help us determine if there is any spyware/malware on your computer.

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Hi All

How do I set my folder to open just like in windows 7 ..?

Or , can I set my folder open in wds live photo gallery ..?

like this :

Thank you .

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I'm just curious to know if this is possible (either with settings built into W7 or a third-party program).

If we cast our memories back to Windows Explorer in XP, I remember that if you right clicked a folder (directory), properties and then 'customize' you could set the folder icon to be a thumbnail image; like so:

(Sorry about the size, i just found it through a google search)
Anyway, I want to do something similar for my music folder; where i have a picture of the band on the folder, not this 'slipped-in' image that you get currently.

Here's my current folder structure in W7.

Ive tried going to customize, choose file to show on folder etc. - but that doesnt change anything.

I also want it to show like this in the music library.

Many Thanks

A:XP-Style Folder Thumbails in Explorer

I do not know a easy way but here is one way of doing it.
Open your music folder go to Organize then Folder and search options.
Go to the View tab and put a check mark by Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
And uncheck Hide Protected operating system files. Click Apply and OK. (you can change this back when done)
You will get a warning click yes.
You will see Album Art jpgs you will need to convert one of them to .ico I used gimp.
After you have converted it put it back in your music folder.
Close your music folder and right click on it and choose Properties go to the Customize tab and choose Change icon.
Click on the Browse button and browse to your music folder.
Choose The Album Art and click open.
Choose The Album Art and click OK.
Click Apply and OK
You may need to right click and click on Refresh.

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Is there a way to make the folder icons look like the windows XP folder icons, where the folders are flat instead of skewed, and showed 1 to 4 picture thumbnails? Its awfully difficult for someone like me who has a huge amount of categorization to find what he is looking for due to the lack of functionality that the folder thumbnails have in this version of Windows. Yeah, sure they look all pretty, but its difficult to even figure out what the general picture contents of the folder is unless you're already very familiar with it. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Folder pic thumbnail preview (XP style?)

Convert to Windows XP Style
maybe this you means.

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Hello everybody

I'm new to the forum and I would like to seek everyone's help.

In Windows xp, when you're in a folder, you simple type a letter and the system will jump to the first file/sub-folder beginning with that letter, starting with sub-folders first.

But now in 7, typing a letter takes me to a search window at the upper left corner and the folder gives me a view of all the sub-folders/files beginning with that letter.

I found this to be extremely irritating, because in xp this function will show sub-folders first and I use this function knowing full well that it will immediately take me to the sub-folder I wanted. Now with this new behaviour I can't.

Is there some way to go back to the xp behaviour?

Thank you all in advance.

A:Folder navigation, restore to xp style?

Folder Options > View > "When typing into list view" > "Select the typed item in the view"
That is the default, if that is not selected then someone changed it.

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I am looking to apply my folder style to ALL folders, not just "all folders of this type". How would I go about this?

I want every folder to appear identically independent of the contents.

A:How do you apply folder style to ALL folders

Hello Mark,

The tutorial below can help show you how to.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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For example, if I change the view of one folder to "large icons" or to "list" or whatever, then ALL of the folders will have that view. But I want specific folders to have specific view types. How can I accomplish this?

A:If I change the view of one folder, the view of all folders changes?!?

Hello S35,

Is this within a Libray folder?

All Included Folders and subfolders in a library will always share the same folder view. You can have separate Arrange by view settings in each added New folder in the library though.

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This is something that has puzzled me for ages. I open a directory which has some sub-directories and some stand-alone files. I do view details. The file sizes are displayed, but the folder sizes are not displayed. In order to find a folder that doesn't match size with the source, I have to go through the painfully tedious task of right clicking and selecting properties on each folder. With XP, there was a tool I installed which allowed me to display the folder size, but the tool doesn't work in Windows 7.

Is there a way one can easily view the folder sizes without having to right click and select properties for each individual folder?

A:Help!!! How can I view folder sizes in view details?

Just use:

GetFoldersize - View Disk Usage, Calculate Disk Space

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Hi guys, i really can't find a solution to this, for some reason my folder icons have changed to classic style, instead of the normal XP Style. My desktop is currently on XP style but the folder icons are simply in classic style , is there a way to restore them ?
Thanks for any help.

A:Folder Icons changed to Classic Style!!

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Ive been using Vista quite a lot recently and really appreciate the feature of adding the current folder directory in the address bar. Is there any way of doing something similar with XP? I currently use the tree in the 'Folders' explorer bar but I have many folders with very similar contents (web design) and it would be really useful to be able to check that im looking at the folder I want to by using the Vista style address bar tree.

cheers in advance for any ideas.

A:Vista style folder tree in address bar? or other place?

Control Panel | Folder Options
View Tab
check Display the full path in the address bar

You can't click on "upstream" folders like you can in Vista, but it does show where you are.



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I keep hearing (MS?) people saying that if you move to win7 your only option to deal with any gripes you might have with it s way of doing things, is to just cope with them.

Well now, aint that some way to spoil your customers!

Heres what.

I ve got folders with images and I do a lot of sorting and moving around and when I used XP I could see little fancy tumbnail previews of the images inside the folder, ON the folder icon.

Windows 7 does this too but in an inept, I-need-to-be-different-for-differents-sake kinda way.

Now, why the heck would MS want to go changin stuff around that aint needin no changin around I wonder.

Then I wonder if theres somewhere I can change this around to a practical setting but soon realize theres no such setting anywhere.

... hence I ve arrived here.

Is there a hack/tool/whatever around someplace that will let me fix Windows Explorer tomake it useful to me once again?

A:Windows Explorer Folder Preview Thumbnails - XP style?

Quote: Originally Posted by Jangofett

I keep hearing (MS?) people saying that if you move to win7 your only option to deal with any gripes you might have with it s way of doing things, is to just cope with them.

Well now, aint that some way to spoil your customers!

Heres what.

I ve got folders with images and I do a lot of sorting and moving around and when I used XP I could see little fancy tumbnail previews of the images inside the folder, ON the folder icon.

Windows 7 does this too but in an inept, I-need-to-be-different-for-differents-sake kinda way.

Now, why the heck would MS want to go changin stuff around that aint needin no changin around I wonder.

Then I wonder if theres somewhere I can change this around to a practical setting but soon realize theres no such setting anywhere.

... hence I ve arrived here.

Is there a hack/tool/whatever around someplace that will let me fix Windows Explorer tomake it useful to me once again?

What's wrong with the way Windows 7 folders display their pictures?

I've actually found that it works pretty well when I have my thumbnails set somewhere between "Large Icons" and "Extra Large Icons":

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is it possible to download and install styleXP skins without installing styleXP first? i am asking because i know that it interfaces with windows XP's skinning interface. thanks.

A:style XP question

Hey dude..sup

Mobo had some hacks that did something just like that, pm Mobo and ask him about it.

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My laptop has a built in SD card reader.  I just installed Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Edition and have installed all available Window updates.
When I go to:
Control Panel -> Folder Options -> View "tab"
and uncheck the box for "Hide empty drives in the Computer folder", the SD card reader still does not appear when I go into the Computer folder.
I have also tried going into the registry:
to change:
from 1 to 0, but that does not work either.
Can someone please help me get my SD card reader to appear in the Computer folder even when there is no card inserted into it?

A:Not working: Folder Options -> View -> Hide empty drives in the Computer folder

The card readers on my desktop computer (one connected internally via a USB header on the motherboard), one on my monitor and one on my printer all work the way they should.  When "Hide empty drives in the Computer folder" is checked, none
of them are visible in the Computer folder.  When "Hide empty drives in the Computer folder" is unchecked, they all become visible.
The card reader in my laptop is connected internally via micro-USB, but it's different.  It does not actually appear in the Device Manager until a card is inserted into it.
That's probably why the "Hide empty drives in the Computer folder" does not work with my laptop's card reader.

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Hello, I want what's inside the external hard drive, to look the same no matter the pc it's plugged into.
So, I found how to change Folder Icons permanently from another thread,..
Now, what remains is changing the folder view, or else the icons won't be clear, so is that even possible?
PS. I know it's kinda OCD ..

A:External Hard Drive, Permanent Folder View (Folder Icon Size)

I did some research , and found that it was possible on windows xp via the "desktop.ini" through "FolderType=string" (eg: pictures, videos), but it seems it's impossible on windows 7.
The reason is that the " Show Common Tasks" in Folder options has been removed from windows 7.

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When I'm in a folder and changes the folder view from, say, List to Extra Large Icons, the folder view changes for all the folders on my computer, which is a royal PITA. Is there any way to change the folder view only in the folder I'm in at the time and leave the setting for the other folders as is? Example: have picture folders set for Extra Large Icons and some document folders set for List and others, Details.

A:Change Folder View Setting from Global to Individual Folder

If this doesn't help I'm not sure what will outside some third party app,
Folder View - Apply to Folders

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My daughter's computer has XP Home, she has it set to display in the XP style. (Mine displays in Windows Classic.) I installed a program on her computer a few days ago and saw that she can't Browse to install programs anywhere except in C:\Program Files. She's given no way to Browse, and seems to have no choice, no way to get to her desktop or any anyplace else. A box comes up, I think called "Install Programs", and there's a drop down-type thing that just lists the folders already in Program Files. You can't Browse to install in the location of your choice. You can type it in, but who does that? There is no selection for desktop at all. Is this really how it is in XP-style display?

A:XP-style display question

Just giving this a quick bump - hope someone will see it!

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HP Envy 14-2160se. Radeon HD 6630M graphics that is switchable (with the i5's integrated), but I just keep it on fixed mode and switch everything at once when I want. I'm now learning I can't upgrade my graphics card? It's soldered onto the motherboard? I thought that's what the integrated graphics was.. Soldered on. I didn't know my GPU was as well. I can't upgrade this? And I'm being told only very few laptops can have the GPU upgraded. If this is true, why all the simple tutorials about swapping them out? I didn't think this would be an issue.

A:Noob style question: I can't upgrade my GPU?!

The integrated graphics are in the CPU the discrede graphics are a card on the motherboard, usually. That's what you are switching between. On most laptops the CPU and/or the GPU and soldered on. Although I have never tried, I would imagine if the motherboard is built for switchable graphics, you would mess a lot of stuff up by changing them. And most laptops have locked bios, so there is no option there for you to change.

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I'm creating a template with custom styles for a manuscript for a novel and have hit a problem; I can find no way to surround the text of this style with double quotes. I'm sure I've seen this before. Of course I can do this with a macro... is there a way to run macros from within a style?

Thanks for any help!

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I'm being a little lazy and I know the answer already, but I'm asking anyway in the vain hope.....

One of my HDD's is failing quickly and I 'suspect' that it's the current drive that the beta is installed on (although I'm still not certain) and rather than go through all the nuisance of partitioning / installing on another drive, is there a way to copy the current install (6801) holus bolus to another drive and repair / modify the boot records / registry to make it function?

Alternatively, could I make a bootable image and use that to re-install on a new drive? I've never created an 'image' so that's new territory for me.

As I said, I doubt it's possible but as I've already spent days 'setting up' 6801, I really don't feel like doing it all again so soon, but the way my rigs been acting up, I may not have a choice.

(I've already installed a total of 5 fresh installations in the last couple of days and it's getting time consuming and tiresome)

A:Copying OS to another drive? nOOb style question :)

Yes. I use Acronis True Image. The only problem I have encountered have been with using the Drive copy from within Vista. It doesn't seem to work on the Boot Drive. But will mirror image any other drive. To get around this I dual boot XP on a different drive. I am sure there are other Diskcopy programs out there that work equally as well. On Xp I used to have a utility provided by Seagate that worked a treat.

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Hi all,

I'd like one specific folder to always open in List view. How do I do this?


A:Folder view options for one specific folder

Hi Kingy75, welcome to the Forum.

Not quite sure what you mean, but if you want a specific folder to open every time, you could put a short cut on your Desk Top & click on it whenever you need it.

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Hi all,

First of all, new here and I apologize if this is not the correct environment for my question.

As the title suggests, my problem is this: every time I rename a folder, Vista changes the folder view settings in that folder back to the default for that specific folder.

I have gone through the tutorials in this forum about making Vista always remember the current folder settings. That is not my issue. An example of what I mean: Let us say I have a folder named "Music" and the folder view settings are set to 'Music Details'. Fine. But let us now say that I also want to show the bit rates and/or the length of the songs. 'Music Details' does not have this by default, so I right-click and at the bar (tab? menu?) and choose to show them. So far so good, and my settings are always there. However, if I change the folder name to something else, the view settings revert back to the original 'Music Details'.

Is there a way of stopping this from happening? I often change folder names and/or move them around, and it is annoying to always have to add/remove what I want from the view settings.


A:Keep folder view settings after renaming folder

Hello Quantum, and welcome to Vista Forums.

The Disable Automatic Folder Type Discovery for Templates section in METHOD TWO of the tutorial below should may be able to stop this for you, but it does involve resetting all folder view settings. You have to set the folder views to how you want them afterwards.

Windows Explorer Folder View settings

Hope this helps,

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This is something that has been bugging me sense windows vista. The desktop icons are too far away from each other and I don't like the button style icons. I wish there was a way to change them to the old windows xp/win9x style icons. There must be a registry tweak or something. Maybe there is not and the only way to change it would be with reshacker. But I'd thought I would check here first.


A:Change desktop icons from button-style to XP/win9x style.

There are countless sites on the Web where you can download these icons. I'll let you do a Bing search to find a couple.

But, once you get them, here's a bit of info that might help you change the icons:

# You can select the picture file (that has an image file with a .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .jfif, .tiff, .png, or .ico file name extension) that identifies a folder in Thumbnails view. If you do not select a picture, Windows Explorer uses the folder icon. If you do not select a folder icon, Windows Explorer automatically creates a folder picture for Thumbnails view by using a Folder.gif file in the folder or by using up to the first four image files in the folder. If the folder does not contain any images, Windows Explorer uses the default folder picture.

To find the picture that you want to use to identify the folder, click Choose Picture.

If you want Windows Explorer to use Folder.gif or the first four image files in the folder to identify the folder, click Restore Default. If the folder does not contain any images, Windows Explorer uses the default folder picture.
# Folder Icons

To select an icon to remind you of the folder's contents in Tiles, Icons, List, and Details views, click Change Icon. Thumbnails view also uses the folder icon if you do not specify a folder picture. You can select any image file that has an .ico file name extension, an icon in a program file that has an .exe file name extension, or an icon in a program library file that has a... Read more

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My PC that is running windows xp, its toolbar is changing from the orginal XP style to the alternative classical style. How and what is causing this to happen?

A:XP style toolbar is changing to classical style?

Hello and Welcome to TSF


This has to do with a Policy setting made either via gpedit.msc or manually via the registry. The side effects are that Windows and Buttons are greyed out under Desktop Properties/Appearance and the check box under System Properties/Advanced/
Performance/Settings that reads: Use visual styles on windows and buttons, does not remain checked. This edit corrects that behavior. Download and apply either one on line 214, they are the same edit.

Windows/Buttons Greyed Out under Appearance and/or Windows XP Style Changes to Windows Classic (Line 214) http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Other checkpoints:

1. Right click the My Computer icon/Properties/Advanced/Performance/Settings. Verify that: Use visual styles on windows
and buttons is checked.
2. Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View. User Common Tasks in Folders.
3. Right click the Desktop/Properties/Appearance. Windows and Buttons choose: Windows XP style.
4. Start/Administrative Tools/Services. Scroll down to Themes and verify that the service is started.

Troubleshooting Themes in Windows XP

Why does Windows XP Style change to Windows Classic Style?

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I have accidentally set the folder of my program file to music folder, when I wanted to change it back there wasn't a "Customize this Folder" option available. No I am very annoyed by this. Please teach me how to change it back to default.

A:"Customize folder" option missing from folder view

Yea, I've had this problem too when making folders. For seemingly no reason at all they just lose their customize tab.

If you really want it back, just make another folder named "Program Files" in another directory, then move all the files into it (Make sure you get hidden ones too) and then delete the old program files folder and move the new one into the old directory on the C drive or wherever you had it before.

Make sure the old folder is empty though and that you don't miss anything!

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Simply put I have lost the ability to make my taskbar look like the traditional Windows XP task bar. When I: Right click on desktop -> goto properties -> click appearance -> highlight windows and buttons. I used to get 2 options. Windows Classic style and something like Windows XP style. Now I only get Windows classic style. Anyone know how to fix this. It all started after booting in safe mode and running some antispyware applications.

A:Only classic style no windows xp style

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I use Windows XP Pro and prefer the setting of Windows CLassic Style than Xp style. I isntalled The AVG Ant virus Program & only after that I have noticed that after i turn off the computer and restart it, the Style changes to the Widnows XP style and i have to manually change it back to the CLassic Style.

can some please help me?

thanks in advance

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In Windows 2000 if you type \\computername\c$ it will say how much the free/used space is there, but in XP you do the same thing it will not, does any one know how to enable this?

Please help?

Thank you


A:Folder View

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When you push win + E, it pops open my computer, but you will notice on the left there is a Folder View option with tree-view of all the different locations on the HDD (kind of like vista). Also you can achieve this by going to view > explorer bar > Folders. How can you get this to default show on any folder that I open? thanks!

A:Folder View

You are basically seeing the widows explorer view and it can be achieved by simply right clicking and selecting Explore.

Hope this helps!!!

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Hi everyone...
I have Windows 7 utimate, with a total of 4 internal hard drives.

I am trying to get the Folder view for different folders on different drives to stay the same. For example, if on drive C: I set a folder to the "tiles" view and then go to a folder on my D: drive and change the view to "details" on a folder..then later go back to the folder on the C: drive that I had on "tiles" view it now shows "medium icons" view.

I am trying to individualize different folders with their own views ( list, icons,details) and have them stay that way without changing.
IS there a way to do this?

thank you

A:Folder view

This may be helpful, or at least worth a shot:

Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

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Hi all,

On my last computer i had this thing where the folder that i was viewing had inside it another folder with the same name. So for example, folder A when opened would have another folder called A. When this 'other' folder A is clicked it would go back to 'My Documents' and moments later a window appears saying .....A.exe requires your permission to continue. I thought this might have been some sort of bug, but my new computer has it aswell. though only in the USB drive that i use with it.

Any ideas?

A:Folder view


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It's only a minor, non priority problem but, if anybody knows a fix and has a bit of time to spare, I'd appreciate it.

When I open a folder, I like to see a list view of the files in it rather than an icon view. It saves having to scroll about and enlarge windows to see all the files.

So I go into the Tools/Folder Options/View menu, choose "list" and "Apply To All Folders". Windows sticks to this for a while then, for some unknown reason, reverts back to the icon view. I don't know if it does this on boot up or at some other trigger point but I am getting fed up of having to set it back to "list" view again.

A:Folder view

lol ok just right click in the folder view and vula problems solved but its only for that folder... so yeah

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Well hello!

Recently, I've been noticing a trend. It seems like Microsoft might be pushing a new folder view.

In your Hotmail or Windows Live account, if you have an email with a photo attached to it, it shows the photo with a little transparent black bar on the bottom of the photo with the name of it. In the SkyDrive, on thumbnail view, when you have folders of pictures; it has the name of the folder on a photo that is inside the folder and it kind of has a random live slideshow of it too. Along with that, it also shows how many items are in that folder. Even with Bing, Microsoft's search engine, it does that too with trending topics and videos.

In Windows 8, from the File Picker View, it has the same thing. A picture or folder has the transparent black bar on the bottom with the title of it.

I think, by the Release Preview, there might be a new folder view for Windows Explorer. A folder of pictures will have a little transparent black on the bottom of it with the name. A file's thumbnail view will be like that too. Since Microsoft is in to the same UI experience throughout their products, this may be true.

A:A new folder view?

We already have thumbnail view. the only difference is how the file name is displayed.

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I set my folder view (via more options) to the "Detailes" view.
But regularly it switches automatically to "Large Icons" view.
My config is: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.

Is there a solution?

A:Folder View

If you set default options for Libraries, then you can't change these permanently for individual folders.

You might like to have a look in this section for various information and tutorials;


Regards....Mike Connor

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