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Windows 7: Icon Size

04 May 2011   #1

Icon Size

Hi there,
I try to change Windows 7 desktop Icon on the registry. But nothing changes. The Icon still
Could somebody here help me with this issue?
This is what I appy:

1-I tried this one:
reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell \Bags\1\Desktop" /v IconSize /t REG_DWORD /d 00000016 /f

2-I tried olso this one:
reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics" /v Shell Icon Size /t REG_SZ /d 16 /f

The Icons size on the Desktop still the same: Middle.
THanks for your help.

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04 May 2011   #2

windows 7 ultimate x64

rite click desktop click view . small icons , medium icons , large icons ? u tryed that
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04 May 2011   #3


I don't want to do that by right click and then change the Icon size because is a part of a big projet. The Windows 7 installation will be on WDS and some script will be applied on every laptop.
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04 May 2011   #4

windows 7 ultimate x64

Icon Size Registry Tweak maybe this will help you
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04 May 2011   #5


Hi there,
I know this post, but it didn't not resolved my issue.
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19 May 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Marco,

I have attached some REG files for you that will work for this. Once the REG file is merged, you would either need to kill and restart the explorer process, or log off and log on to apply the new desktop icon size without refreshing the desktop before doing so. If you refresh the desktop first, then it reapplies whatever desktop icon size you had set before merging the REG file again.

Either way, it would be much easier to right click on the desktop, click on View, and select a size instead.

Desktop Icons - Custom Size

Hope this helps if still needed,

Attached Files
File Type: reg Desktop-Small_Icons.reg (282 Bytes, 192 views)
File Type: reg Desktop-Medium_Icons.reg (278 Bytes, 78 views)
File Type: reg Desktop-Large_Icons.reg (282 Bytes, 63 views)
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