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Windows 7: how to change default icon size in folders?

22 Apr 2011   #1
rossmodel

windows 7 professional 64
 
 
how to change default icon size in folders?

All my folders appears to be in list detail views, is it possible to change views of all the folders altogether?


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22 Apr 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ross,

Why yes, this can help walk you through setting a default folder view to all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Apr 2011   #3
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

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23 Apr 2011   #4
rossmodel

windows 7 professional 64
 
 

I don't understand, why do I have to download this .reg file??? Can't I change setting in control panel or anything?
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23 Apr 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ross,

I can understand your hesitation about using an unknown REG file, but I can assure you that every one of them that I post is clean and safe to use for what's in the tutorial. I create them to use to make doing something in the tutorial a lot easier to do when it would otherwise may be pretty hard to do.
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23 Apr 2011   #6
rossmodel

windows 7 professional 64
 
 

hi Brink

I don't doubt your files, I am sure they are safe to use however, I am curious if there is any other way of change the setting, if I run out of other options I will download the registry file.
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23 Apr 2011   #7
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

If you want the same view for every folder, and then you want your icon size choices to be saved across Explorer you need to disable Automatic Folder Type Discovery. And as far as I believe the only way of doing this is via the registry?
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23 Apr 2011   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rossmodel View Post
hi Brink

I don't doubt your files, I am sure they are safe to use however, I am curious if there is any other way of change the setting, if I run out of other options I will download the registry file.
Well, if you wanted to do it manually in the registry, then you could just edit the REG file (right click -> Edit) to see what changes it makes, and then just do them manually instead.

Be sure to create a restore point first to help be safe. A mistake in the registry can leave Windows 7 really messed up.
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