I would like to start by saying thank you to everyone who posts on this forum. Until now i've always been able to find a resolution to any problem i've come across or created through my own stupidity.
The issue i'm experiencing has nothing to do with functionality, it's purely cosmetic, so as much as i'd love a solution, i can live without one.
I've set up some sub-folders within the Video folder: Movies, Stand-Up, TV Shows etc. In each i have set the view to 'Large Icons'. With my screen size/resolution i can comfortably fit 60 AVI files without the need to scroll as you can see from the 'Before' attachment. However, occasionally when i open a folder the vertical spacing between the icons has increased as shown in the 'After' attachment. This seems to be totally random, i can't identify a trigger. If i change the view to details, contents etc and then back to icons the spacing corrects itself but it feels like i'm having to do this all the time. I can't overstate the frustration i feel everytime i open the folder, it's like being back on Vista and watching my carefully organised folder structure disappear.
I'm aware of the 'Advanced appearance settings' accessible through Personalisation but from what i can tell this only applies to Desktop icons.
I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on a Sony Vaio PCG-71911M with a screen resolution of 1366 x 768.
Any help would be much appreciated.