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: Not enough items viewable at once in Windows Explorer!

03 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 64-bit Home
Not enough items viewable at once in Windows Explorer!

Does anyone else think that there are not enough items viewable at any one time in windows explorer? I find that the bars on the top and bottom of the screen, combined with the size of the font, and the space in between each item listed, takes up too much screen real estate. In XP, you could have a LOT of folders listed on the left hand side of the screen, but in Win7 I find myself wanting to be able to see more. I am already running at a very high screen resolution.

If anyone knows of a way to increase the number of folders/files viewable onscreen at once, please let me know!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2009   #2


Screen resolution, DPI are your best options. Directory structure might help.

Rt clk Desktop, Personalize, Display, choose 100%

You might try Personalize, Window Color - resize everything there - but I have NEVER had a satisfactory result. Too many applications do not call the same APIs to support this as a viable solution.

Turn off Aero will buy some screen space also.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2009   #3

Win 7

And you can adjust what is shown in the layout via the organize button. By the way list view will let you view the most items on screen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 64-bit Home

Thanks for the replies, guys - that's good advice but I still think more space should be able to be had somehow.

Let's hope MS gives an "extra small" option as there is an extra-large option already.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Not enough items viewable at once in Windows Explorer!

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Cannot right click any windows explorer items.
I tried the sfc /scannow and I also went into group policy and found the windows context not changed. What else can I check please.
General Discussion
windows explorer not creating new items
hello, when i create a new object in any folder (eg adding a new folder) it does not appear at first. When i go to a different folder and then back to the new folder location, the object then appears. when i change the text of the new object again it does not change, it is still "new...
General Discussion
Can One Add Items To Windows 7 Explorer Menu Bar
I know in XP you could add, or delete, items from the menu bar. Can this be done in Win 7 ?? I.E; Open Explorer (1)----- File Edit View Tools Help (2)----- Organize Include In Library Share With Burn New Folder I would like to put a "Delete" icon in row (2) so I...
ISO files locked, viewable by program but NOT BY WINDOWS
Hi all: I need your great expertise for a strange occurence. I have 3 ISO files of 4GB each, that the program DVD Shrink can see when opening them. It can even play them. They are supposedly located right under C:. But they have locks on each of them. Perhaps for this reason, Windows cannot see...
General Discussion
Windows Explorer - Searching for items.
Hello, i'm running my Win7 on a SSD and i've done the optimized settins what i've read over the internet. I also use the Windows Classic theme, where i see the statusbar etc. My problem is when i open My computer and then go to some drive(non-SSD) it opens the drive but doesn't show the...
Performance & Maintenance

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 16:34.
Twitter Facebook