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Windows 7: How do I restore the display of folders in the Documents library?

14 Jan 2015   #1
fwillemh

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 
How do I restore the display of folders in the Documents library?

Since the last Windows 7 update a day or two ago, the display of folders in my Documents library has changed. The folders are now displayed in one column with dates showing when each folder was created. This makes scrolling necessary to view all the folders. I'd like to change this back to the way it was, in rows of columns (without dates or any other info) so I can see all the folders at once.
I've tried everything I can think of and I've searched this forum with no luck. Any help would be appreciated.


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14 Jan 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Fred,

Setting your folder view settings to Group by -> (None) and view by large or medium icons should sort this for you. :)

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by

Icon Size - Change in Windows Explorer Window
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15 Jan 2015   #3
fwillemh

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Thank you, Brink. I ran into trouble because Windows 7 doesn't show the menu bar by default and I couldn't figure out how to click the "view" button when I couldn't find the button. Once I discovered found out how to display the menu bar, the rest was easy!
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15 Jan 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
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