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Windows 7: Tiles view missing from (My) Computer view?

08 Feb 2013   #1
PDSF

Win7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Tiles view missing from (My) Computer view?

Hello all. Apologies if this has been asked before, but I searched and didn't find anything. I also searched Google, but everyone who complained of the problem had a different setup from me. I also posted this to Notebook Forum if any of you are there. Anyway, my preferred view for the old My Computer, called just Computer in Win7, is the default "Tiles" view, per the attached file Tiles.jpg which I screenshot off my work computer. But it's not available on my brand new machine. There is no Tiles view available in the dropdown. It has been replaced with an "Extended Tiles" view which is completely useless. I think this may have happened when I tried and failed to install Win8 over 7, but who knows, I just noticed it the other day. The best I can do is a custom "Details" view, per the attached Details.jpg. It has basically the same information about the drives but lacks the other hardware. I know this is not a big problem, but I would like to fix it anyway. All the posters in other forums where this issue arises installed some kind of aftermarket software which modified their folder views. I did install one called Folder Options X which disables full line selection within folders, but I have this installed on both computers so that can't be the culprit. I do not want to reset all my folder views unless absolutely necessary. Any help would be gratefully appreciated. TIA.




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08 Feb 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello PDSF,

It sounds like something may have gone wrong using the disable full row select if that is the only thing you did that affected folder views.

Usually, it's required to reset folder views back to default to have "Tiles" instead of "Extended Tiles".

Folder View Settings - Reset to Default in Windows 8
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08 Feb 2013   #3
PDSF

Win7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

OK, I'll try it, then rerun Folder Options X and see if that is causing the problem on my home laptop. Weird that the work computer would be unchanged though.
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