Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows Explorer - tree view (left side)

13 Nov 2010   #1

7 Ultimate x64 sp1
Windows Explorer - tree view (left side)

Is it possible to change the size of tree view icons from 16 to at least 24??
100% dpi show 16x16
125% dpi show 20x20 but icon 24 (if 20 does not exist)
150% dpi show 24x24 this is good but
everything looks very big.
Interesting thing is if I re size the fonts in 150% dpi to be like on 100% dpi the icons also change to 16x16.
W. Explorer can be replaced by another program but what for other software that also uses tree view?
I'm on 1920x1200 24" do I need to use smaller monitor with smaller resolution for bigger icons or very big monitor that 150% looks small or there is some reshack to some file that can be done??
In Xp registry:
Shell Small Icon Size = 24
And job is done.

So if anybody knows what file needs to be edited let me know if U know

Attached Thumbnails
Windows Explorer - tree view (left side)-explorer-icons2.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2010   #2
Ruby Rod

W7 Professional


It lets you do a lot of custom things in Win Explorer.

Best SW plug in that I've found here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows Explorer - tree view (left side)

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to expand folders tree on left side of Explorer
I have the usual 2 panes when opening Explorer. On the right side of course are all the folders under C: expanded so as to view them. However, on the left side pane, my C: drive folders aren't expanded, it just show C:drive and I have to click on that C:drive to expand the folders each time. How...
General Discussion
Get directory tree in left side of Windows Explorer???
Hello! I have some directory like: C:\contract\Bank_statements\self\main\2\ which I want to open in Windows Explorer (Windows 7). I copy this path to Windows Explorer address bar and it opens the directory. But I want on the left hand side of Windows Explorer to see the directory tree...
Change/remove entries in "Folder view" pane (left side of Explorer)
Hi, is this possible? I currently have things like Favourites, Libraries, and Homegroup (all of which I don't care for). Not sure what that folder pane is actually called, so not sure what to search for. I just want an expanded folder tree of My Computer. Any suggestions? thanks ...
General Discussion
How to rename a folder in WinExps left tree view by slow double click?
In former WinXP I could slowly (!) double click on a folder name on the left side of WinExplorer in the tree view. The folder name could then be renamed. In new Win7 the slow double click trick does not work any more. Ok, I could select "rename" from the context menu. However I prefer the...
General Discussion
windows explorer (tree view with connecting lines)
Hi, I'm just wondering where you can customise the windows explorer tree view (in the left pane) to display connecting lines between parent and child folders (which I had in XP before I upgraded). If you don't know what I mean then do the following: Just open up "Device Manager" in win7 and...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:21.
Twitter Facebook Google+