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Windows 7: How-to Change Devices And Printers Default View

27 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
How-to Change Devices And Printers Default View

Now Default View Is Large Icons

I Try to Change Default to Small Icons Like This.

But When I Re-Open Devices And Printers Windows. Default View Is Back to Large Icons [It No Remember Small Icons View Follow I'm Settings Before]

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27 May 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

That should work. Here's something to try, see if it will work. Restart in Safe Mode

Safe Mode

Navigate to Printers and Devices. Set View to Small icons, set Sort by to Name, set Group by to Classification

Restart and see if the settings stick.

If not, I'd run the System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Rebuild Icon Cache

Icon Cache - Rebuild

Clear and Reset Thumbnail Cache

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

A Guy
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27 May 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Gunniz,

Are you opening Devices and Printers from the exact same location from where you set the folder view for? For example, opening it from Start Menu vs Control Panel. Folder views are remembered by a per location opened from basis for the same folder, and will be different with each location it's opened from unless each location is set the same.

If you are, then you might also see if resetting all folder views back to default and trying again may help.

Hope this helps,
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