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Windows 7: Set Desktop Icon View

26 Apr 2010   #1

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Set Desktop Icon View

Hi How can I set Desktop Icon View to Small Icons by GP/registry/ in Windows 7

I need to deploy this setting to 6000 PC's and want a automated way to achieve same.

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26 Apr 2010   #2


Icon Size Registry Tweak

"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\1\Desktop" /v IconSize /t REG_DWORD /d 00000032 /f

So, you could just make a reg file and include it in the deployment set.
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09 Nov 2012   #3


I tried this on my desktop. I changed the value from 32 to 64, and then logged off and back on. It just reverts back to 32. I am guessing that when I log out windows saves the current setting.

Is there a place to change the value for a new users, or set the default registry? Then any new user would get the setting I desire, being small 32.
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